17-year-old girl shot, sheriff’s office investigating

17-year-old girl shot, sheriff’s office investigating
Mississippi County Sheriff's Office (Source: Davis, Patricia)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A 17-year-old Mississippi County girl is recuperating at a Memphis hospital after investigators say she was found shot.

The shooting happened around 5 a.m. Friday along Cypress Street in Burdette.

Lt. Deborah Holifield, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, told Region 8 News the victim was taken to Regional One Health Medical Center (The MED) in Memphis with a gunshot wound to the left side.

The investigator said the victim was not from Burdette but confirmed she was a Mississippi County resident.

Holifield said they are not looking for a specific suspect; however, she said the case was still under investigation pending further questioning with the victim.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates as they become available.

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