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56. Woman Shot Next to Her Christmas Tree
A woman decorating her Christmas tree Monday was
in her left arm when a bullet went
her living room window. Police said the incident
about 5:00 p.m. A .22 caliber shell casing
found across the street from the victim's home.
did not find a weapon in the vicinity.
. Wilma Johnson was treated at a local hospital
allowed to go home. A hospital spokesman said
should recover nicely. She is in her late
, divorced, and living with Bob, the older of
two adult sons. Bob wasn’t home at the
of the shooting.
Police will patrol the area
frequently as a result of this shooting. They
't know if the shooting was intentional or accidental.
are asking the public to help if they
anything. They interviewed the neighbors. One neighbor said
heard a gunshot, but in this neighborhood, he
, he was used to hearing gunshots.
questioned Mrs. Johnson’s ex-husband, Joe, who lives three
away. Joe said if he was going to
at his ex-wife, he’d make sure he shot
in her butt. “That’s a target you could
from a mile away,” he laughed. Despite such
, the police spokesperson said Joe is not a
at this time.