Gunshot to leg sends city woman to hospital

Published 12:02 am Monday, January 2, 2012

A Vicksburg woman was injured just after midnight Sunday when she was struck in the leg by a bullet while standing in the doorway of a nightclub on Heartwood Drive, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Ruby Miller, 47, said she was standing in the doorway of The Clubhouse, 506 Heartwood Drive, about 12:18 a.m. when she felt her right leg go numb, Pace said. She said she looked down and saw that she had been shot just below the knee, Pace said. She was taken to River Region Medical Center and later transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center. A condition report was unavailable Sunday.

“We don’t know for certain, but it is possible that she may have been wounded by a random gunshot,” Pace said.

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He said witnesses said there were no fights or arguments at the club, “but we had a lot of witnesses tell us that there were a lot of shots fired in the neighborhood at and after midnight.”

Heartwood is off of U.S. 80 about a mile east of the Beechwood intersection.