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Georgia woman shoots her neighbor over barking dogs

A woman was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds this week after a neighbor allegedly shot her in a dispute over barking dogs, according to Georgia authorities. The victim, whose identity has not been released by the Flowery Branch Police Department, was discovered injured in her own home shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities applied a tourniquet to her wounds and transported her to a nearby hospital, where her condition was listed as stable on Tuesday night.

Investigators quickly identified Fonda Spratt as the alleged shooter, and the 56-year-old was arrested and charged a short time later, according to The Telegraph. According to Flowery Branch police, the dispute is believed to have “originated over a complaint of barking dogs.” Though it was unclear who owned the animals, Spratt is accused of barging into the victim’s home and confronting her “about the barking dogs before presenting a firearm and discharging it toward the victim multiple times,” according to police, with Chief Christopher Hulsey calling the incident “incredibly unfortunate.”

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