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Police: Local gunshot victim will not disclose shooter
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    Police want to know who shot a Statesboro woman, but she’s not talking.
    The woman, whose identity is not being released since she has not been charged with a crime, called Bulloch County 911 from her cell phone around 12:30 a.m. Monday, and operators overheard several people talking in the background, as well as a comment from the caller accusing someone of harming her, said Statesboro Police Det. Ken Scott.
    The woman hung up and operators were unable to determine her location, as she was on a cell phone, he said. But she showed up at East Georgia Regional Medical Center for treatment to a gunshot wound to the ankle, and medical staff, required to do so by law, called police.
    Scott and other officers responded to the hospital and spoke with the woman, who claimed she was “walking in the woods between Malecki Boulevard and Willow Bend Apartments” when she was shot, according to police reports.
    However, the woman’s story didn’t make sense, he said.
    A Georgia Southern University Police officer was in the area on Malecki Boulevard during the time the woman said she was shot, and did not hear a gunshot, Scott said.
    The victim was “very belligerent” with police when they questioned her story, he said. “There is definite evidence that her story does not match the truth.”
    Conversation taped during the 911 call indicates the victim knows who shot her, he said.
    But, “She wouldn’t reveal the identity of the shooter, and would not cooperate and give information,” he said.
    Scott said he and other investigators would “love to” solve the shooting, but “We don’t even know where it happened. We tried to get to the bottom of it, and could not because of (the victim’s) attitude.”
    The woman, who Scott said was very hostile toward police,  signed a release of prosecution.  The gun shot wound to her ankle was a minor flesh wound, he said.
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