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Wife Accused of Shooting Husband in Presidential Hills Neighborhood

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Tuesday was another dangerous day in the Capital City with two separate shootings sending two people to the hospital.

In the later shooting, happening around 6:15 p.m. just off-campus of Jackson State University, it appears someone shot four or five times from a vehicle on Banks street.

A bullet hit someone all the way over on Deer Park Road, neighbors said.

The other shooting happened in a home in Jackson's Presidential  Hills neighborhood. In that case police have said a suspect is already in custody.

Officers report a man's wife shot him in the thigh around 5 p.m.

Public Information Officer Colendula Green tells News Channel 12 that it happened in a home in the 6700 block of George Washington drive.

The wife, who police have yet to name, is set to be charged with aggravated domestic violence, Ofc. Green said.

Some neighbors said a child may have been in the home when it  happened.

Other neighbors said the family involved was new to the area and mostly kept to themselves.

"I seen them walking their dogs one day and that's all I know  about 'em," frequent visitor to the neighborhood Mary McField said.

"All I know is that a woman came out in handcuffs and that's  all I know. And a man was brought out on a stretcher," McField said.

Near Jackson State University investigators shut down Banks Street to apparently mark where bullet casings landed.

Although authorities have not yet talked about what happened in this case, neighbors said someone shot across a field from a vehicle.

At least one bullet hit a victim about 250 feet away. Officers on scene called the injury non-life-threatening.

The Reverend Johnnie Tate said he was not inside New Zion Baptist Church when it happened - but judging from police actions during the investigation it appears the bullets whizzed right past his building.

"And I hate to see this happen. But it looks like it's  happening most anywhere. It looks like it's more happening now  than I'd ever seen in my life and I was born and raised right  here," Pastor Tate said.

Neighbors also said they were hiding when they heard the shots and it's fortunate the victim was only wounded and not killed.

Police have not released a vehicle description in that possible drive-by and it's unclear if they were even able to get one from eyewitnesses.

the suspect in the domestic assault case is expected to appear in court tomorrow morning.

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