Woman injured by stray bullet released from hospital

April 7, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.
Updated April 6, 2010 at 11:07 p.m.

The woman hit by a stray bullet on Monday is finally being released from the hospital.

The woman, who has been identified as 46-year-old Victoria resident Jackie Ross, was released from Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio on Wednesday.

She was transported there after being admitted to Citizens Medical Center for what Police Chief Bruce Ure described as a "very significant eye injury" from a shard of a bullet that strayed from a shooting on Oaklawn Street.

A friend of Ross, who declined to give her name, said Ross is "doing good" and had no permanent eye damage.

Ross was driving her black Saturn Ion near Lova Street to visit friends in the 3500 block of Morningside Street when the stray bullet hit her.

After the shooting, Ross, who Ure described as an "innocent bystander," continued on to her friends' house where police investigated her vehicle, and emergency crews took her to the hospital.

At this time, details of the incident remain unclear.

Ross's friend said Ross was confused about what happened; the police would not release details; and neighbors gave conflicting accounts of what happened that evening.

Some cited a drive-by shooting at a home in the 3100 block of Oaklawn, while others said the shooting stemmed from an altercation in the front yard of the home.

Residents questioned about the shooting days after the incident declined to comment.

No arrests have been made at this time.

However, Detective Jeff Hobbs said officers have located and taken possession of the vehicle they believe was involved in the shooting.



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