Woman shot on Moody Street in Gosnell

Monday, February 13, 2017

Around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, Julia Burfeind, 45, was in the 500 block of Moody in Gosnell and nursed her bloody hand as she went to her neighbor's doorstep asking for help. When police were called, she told Gosnell Police officers that a black male wearing a black hoodie and dark pants shot her "while she was taking out her dog."

Burfeind suffered from a gunshot to her left hand, where a bullet entered her palm and exited between her index finger and middle finger.

She reported that the suspect, after shooting her, fled from the scene by running west.

Gosnell Police Chief Darrell Watkins said that as a result of the school's practice of monitoring the police band, Gosnell Junior High School was temporarily locked down, but merely as a precaution.

"She bled a lot, but her injuries were not too serious. She was coherent and it didn't appear she was in too much pain," Watkins added.

He also said that Burfeind was taken to a Jonesboro hospital and is expected to be released very soon.

"A shooting was reported and injuries were reported. We will be investigating more. We have no suspects at this time and when she returns we will be further interviewing her," Watkins said.

thenry@blythevillecourier.com