From Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown
On December 19, 2016 at approximately 4:53 pm the Wood County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of someone shot in the 400 block of Wood County Road 2100.
Upon arrival, deputies located a 43 year old female that 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 of the gunshot wound.
During the initial investigation, it was learned that 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 was the caller on 9-1-1. Investigators located the woman’s car (covered by a tarp) hidden in the back yard of the abandoned house. The woman did not have permission to be at the residence and it appears as though she may have been in the process of burglarizing the house.
The case remains under investigation. Neither the name of the victim nor the juvenile is being released at this time.