A woman was robbed and shot in the stomach in the Belhaven area Wednesday night. She was shot as she was visiting a friend at his home.
Jackson Police say just before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night, a woman in her 70s, parked in the driveway of her friend's house. She went to get the trash can and was approached by two black males demanding money.
Officer Colendula Green says after the suspects attempted to rob the woman, one of them shot her in the hand and the bullet went into her abdomen.
"I think it's terrible," said John Gilbert who lives across the street. "I think the neighborhood has gotten really dangerous lately. Our neighborhood was the safest neighborhood in Jackson around a year ago, something has happened."
The victim is in surgery as Jackson Police look for two men in a maroon Impala. She was last listed in serious condition.
The shooting occurred in the 700 block of Euclid.
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