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GA: Woman believes she may have been shot by deer hunter

October 31, 2012

By Gary Jones, Elberton.com

An Elbert County woman told authorities that ”she very possibly could have been shot by a deer hunter” early Sunday evening, according to a news release issued by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Barry Haston said in the news release that a call came in to the sheriff’s office at 7:01 p.m. Sunday reporting that Meredith Watkins of 2607 Dempsey Brown Road had been shot in the abdomen.
Watkins was airlifted her to Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.
Watkins was shot while she was outside attending to livestock.
Watkins told investigators that she believes she may have been shot by a deer hunter.

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