Woman shot in leg by ex-husband in McCalla

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT)- Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to a home on the 4300 block of Guys Court in McCalla around 8pm Friday night to investigate a shooting. Upon arrival, a 41-year-old woman was found lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

The woman told officials that her while she was in the yard near her vehicle her ex-husband came to her street, went to the end and came back around and stopped in front of her home. She says he began to question her about where she was going, and when she responded, he reached for a gun and shot her. The suspect fled the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital. She is expected to recover.

Deputies were able to quickly apprehend the suspect with the help of the Hueytown Police Department after determining that he fled to an address in Hueytown.

The suspect was taken to Jefferson County Jail. His name has not been released pending formal charges.

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