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Woman Hit by Gunfire in East Palatka

Feb 25, 2017

East Palatka FL: On Saturday February 25, 2017 at approximately 3:30 am, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the Kangaroo located at 241 South Hwy 17 in East Palatka in reference to the report of a person being shot. At the Kangaroo they made contact with a 29-year-old female victim who was suffering from a minor head wound. The injury occurred when a single shot was fired into her car from another vehicle as she were traveling South bound on State Road 207 approaching Hwy 17 in East Palatka. There was an adult female, an adult male and a one-year-old child in the vehicle with the victim at the time of the incident. No other injuries occurred. The suspected shooter has been described as a black male and the suspect vehicle as a dark or black SUV. The suspect vehicle was last seen North bound on Hwy 17.

The victim was transported to Orange Park Medical Center and was reported to be in stable condition. At this time the motive for the shooting remains unclear. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives are actively investigating the incident.

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