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UPDATE: Correctional officer in stable condition after Vieux Fort shooting

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) — A female correctional officer who was shot and injured in Vieux Fort Thursday morning is in stable condition, police have reported.

The 38-year-old officer sustained a gunshot wound to her left thigh while walking along Clarke Street, near the town square, around 6:30 a.m., police said.

She was reportedly on her way to work when she was attacked by a lone gunman who fired shots in her direction, hitting her in the leg.

The assailant is reported to have escaped in a vehicle.

The officer was transported to St. Jude Hospital by ambulance.

No additional information was immediately available.

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