Woman shot in chest in south Augusta

A woman at Fort Gordon’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center told police she was shot in the chest while riding in her vehicle in the 2800 block of Old Barton Chapel Road about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Richmond County deputies at the scene, the woman was taken to the hospital by her husband, who was driving when the shots were fired. A bullet hit the passenger-side windshield.

The only witness was a friend of the victim who was driving behind her. When the friend heard gunshots, she called the victim’s cellphone, and the victim said that she had just been shot.

The witness said the suspect fled on foot. Two shell casings from a large-caliber handgun were found at the scene. Other gunshots were heard in the surrounding area, police said.

The injuries appear not to be life-threatening.



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