BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) — Scary moments in a quiet Eastern Shore neighborhood Thursday morning during a bizarre shooting incident.
According to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Officials, a woman taking a bath, confronts a female intruder, then opens fire, wounding her.
It happened on Collier Loop.
Baldwin County Sheriffs Investigators converged on the home Thursday morning after reports a woman was shot.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Captain Cliff Cadenhead said, “The current homeowner was actually in the bathtub and she had two young juvenile children who were in the house also, and the kids heard some movement or whatever going on in the house, would go out there and look and see someone in the house that shouldn’t be in the house.”
Sheriff’s officials say the children told their mother and she told them to get out of the house
However, Cadenhead said, “But they didn’t get out of the house, and she ended up getting a handgun. There was an initial confrontation and, then, there was a struggle over the firearm and it appears that the homeowner shot the person that got shot in the stomach.”
The woman who was shot was flown to University Hospital in Mobile, but was alert and conscious.
Oveta Burkhart and her mother live a few houses away.
Burkhart said, “I heard the helicopters going over the house, then I heard one, then I heard another one shortly after.”