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Woman Was Shot In Shoulder While Driving In Adelaide's South

Ballistics and Forensic examinations have revealed a woman was shot with a small calibre firearm at Christies Downs while driving on Saturday night.

About 6.40pm on Satuday 16 July, the young woman was driving her car north on Dyson Road, Christies Downs, between Beach and Flaxmill Roads, when a projectile shattered the driver's window and struck her.

The woman went to the Noarlunga Hospital for an assessment of her injuries. It was then discovered that a projectile was lodged in her shoulder. She was transferred to the Flinders Medical Centre, to undergo surgery to remove the object.

South Coast Police investigating the incident - have recovered the projectile from the injured woman and have now identified the object as a bullet from a small calibre firearm. It is not known what type of firearm was used in the incident.

Police believe a man who was sitting at Bus Stop number 65 on Dyson Road, Christies Downs, near where the incident occurred, may be able to assist with their enquiries in relation to this incident. The man was approached by another witness at the time of the incident and may be able to provide further information that will assist the investigation.

The man who may be able to assist police is described as early to mid 30’s, of aboriginal appearance, with a slim build, about 170-175cms tall, with medium length and dark curly hair.

This person or anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the Dyson Road area on Saturday night is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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