14-year-old boy shoots woman after mistaking her for an animal in Wood County


The Wood County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around 4:53 p.m. Dec.19 in reference to someone being shot at the 400 block of Wood County Road 2100.

When Wood County deputies arrived at the scene they located a 43-year-old female who had been shot through the chest area with a rifle. Medical attention was given to the victim and she was transported to a Tyler hospital for treatment.

A press release from the Wood County Sheriff's Department said the initial investigation revealed a 14-year-old boy had allegedly shot the woman after mistaking her for an animal that was next to an abandoned house. The boy called 911. Investigators were able to locate the woman's car that had been covered by a tarp and hidden in the back yard of the abandoned house.

The press release went on to say that the woman did not have permission to be at the residence and it appeared as if she may have been in the process of burglarizing the house.

The names of the victim and the juvenile have not been released.

The case remains under investigation by the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

LouAnna Campbell





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