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Woman wounded during card game shoot out

A Hinesville woman was wounded when gun fire rang out during a Sunday morning card game in Hinesville.


According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer, Julius Davila, the Liberty County 911 center received a hang up call where screaming was heard in the background prior to the call being disconnected.

The dispatcher said the call came in at 2:44 a.m. Jan. 10.

Using 9-1-1 technology the dispatcher was able to triangulate the cell phone call to an area around E.G. Mile Parkway where an officer spotted a silver vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver described as a 27-year-old female, appeared to be in distress according to the reporting officer who said her facial expression tipped him off that something was wrong.

Other officers patrolling the area of E.G. Miles and Veterans Parkway reported they had also spotted the vehicle with its hazard lights flashing. Officers followed the vehicle into the parking lot of the Liberty Regional Medical Center’s emergency entrance. The incident report said three women exited the vehicle. One woman was holding her neck while the other two were supporting her as they entered the hospital.


Police questioned two of the women who said they were at a card game at a home in the 1000 block of Keith Drive when someone began shooting. They said the woman was hit in the neck and they were driving her to the hospital.


The injured woman reported that she had walked into the Keith Drive residence with her boyfriend when a man who was playing cards stood up and punched him in the face knocking him over. The woman stated she heard gunshots and realized she was struck by a bullet which entered her shoulder and exited just below her neck.


HPD Detective, Tracey Howard said the woman was released on Monday. No arrests have been made and Howard is seeking the public’s help in gathering information on this case. If you have information on the shooting call 368-8211.


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