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Woman Charged after Shooting Man in Leg in Jackson County Sunday

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that happened at a home north of Murphysboro Sunday afternoon.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the scene at 4:50 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from a resident saying her husband was shot in the leg by their neighbor.

Deputies found 32-year-old Caleb Riddle with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Riddle and a witness directed deputies to a neighboring property where a suspect was located.

After a short investigation, 50-year-old Sandra Walker was detained and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and other firearm offenses.

Riddle was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale to be treated for his injury.

Walker is currently being held in the Jackson County Jail.