Woman shot, authorities detain suspects in shooting near Owensboro

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office has two suspects in custody accused of being linked to a shooting around 4:00 AM Thursday.

According to the Daviess County Sheriff's Office, an 18-year-old woman and her boyfriend first told them they were about to leave for work at the time.

The woman told detectives her boyfriend went outside first to start the car for her, and then came back in the house.

Shortly after that, she told detectives they both went outside. She got in the driver's seat and her boyfriend got in the passenger's side.

She then says someone opened the back door of the car and shot her in the hip with a rifle.

The original story told to deputies by the woman and her boyfriend was that they were not able to get a description of the shooter.

Around 6:45 AM, someone reported two suspicious people walking along Highway 60 near the Covington Ridge neighborhood, according to deputies.

Crews moved their search to that area around 7:00 AM. It was around that time, they took two men into custody, and a found a gun.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office said it's possible the shooting was an accident. The victim later told deputies that two men were in the back of the car already when the shooting happened. DSCO confirms the two men taken into custody were the ones in the back of the car.

All four people in the car knew each other and were friends, according to deputies.

According to the sheriff, charges are possible even if the shooting is an accident.

The woman was taken from the original shooting scene to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, where she is undergoing surgery.

DCSO said the woman is alert and talking in the hospital.

The home that has become a possible crime scene is near Highway 279 and Medley Road close to Stanley.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 26, 2017)


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