Woman shot in Aiken

A 65-year-old woman is in the hospital and her accused assailant is in jail after a shooting on McCormick Street in Aiken, authorities said.

At 5:30 p.m., Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 600 block of McCormick Street in reference to a shooting. Once there, they found Marie Jefferson wounded, according to an email from Sgt. Jason Feemster. The extent of her injuries was not released.

Witnesses told deputies Sharne Breland Rickenbacker, 44, had shot her and gave a description of her car. Officers found her on the 1000 block of Pine Crest Avenue, Feemster said.

Rickenbacker was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Feemster said authorities were unsure what the motive was in the shooting.

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