JACKSON, Miss. —A manhunt was underway Wednesday night after gunmen shot a woman in the front yard of her home.
Authorities said the shooting happened about 7 p.m. along Euclid Avenue in Belhaven.
The woman's boyfriend said she was taking out the trash when he heard gunshots. He ran outside and found her lying on the ground.
"(I) grabbed my 9-millimeter off the counter and came back out and saw her lying, I saw her. First I saw her car, then I heard her say, 'Connor, Connor,' then I saw her lying in the driveway," R. Connor McAllister said.
The boyfriend said the woman's purse was stolen along with her telephone and the keys to her Mercedes.
The victim was rushed to a hospital and was in surgery Wednesday night.
The victim's condition was not available.
JJ obtained more information about the attempted murder. The woman is nearly 70 years-old. She was visiting her boyfriend in Belhaven. She parks in the driveway in her Mercedes and saw the garbage cans were still in the driveway. She went to pick them up and carried her purse as she did so. The perps drove by and apparently saw someone they considered to be an easy mark. They tried to take her purse and she resisted. When she resisted, she was shot in the wrist and stomach. They were in a maroon Impala. She has been through two surgeries. She is not yet out of the woods but she is in stable condition. Police continue to search for the suspects.