(Mountain Home) – The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning in the Lakeview area.
At approximately 1:56 AM, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by a caller at 161 Lakeview Drive indicating that a female had attempted suicide with a handgun in the basement of the residence. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded, with deputies arriving at approximately 2:12 AM. Deputies found a female in the basement who had apparently sustained a single gunshot wound to her face, but was still alive. Deputies recovered a .38 caliber handgun at the scene.
The 65-year-old victim was initially transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, then later taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. Her current condition is unknown.
Although reported as a suicide attempt, the details of the shooting remain unclear, and Sheriff’s Investigators and the Lakeview Police Department are continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the incident. Sheriff John Montgomery says additional details may be released later as the investigation continues.