On Sunday, July 3, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives began investigating a shooting that occurred on Forest Terrace in unincorporated Columbia County.
Deputies were dispatched to Lake Shore Medical Center where a gunshot victim was being treated. While medical personnel were attending the victim, Deputies spoke to witnesses and notified Detectives.
Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 11:20 pm the victim, Alexis Hill, 22, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her boyfriend on NE Franklin Street. For a yet undetermined reason a known person, Bethany Wood, 18, drove up behind them as they parked and fired into their vehicle. Wood immediately fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later at 234 Sweetgum Glen in Lake City.
Alexis was flown from Lake Shore Medical Center to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville where she remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her upper body. Wood is being held in Columbia County Detention Facility on charges of Aggravated Battery, Firing into an Occupied Vehicle, Possession of a Weapon in the Commission of a Felony, and Discharging a Weapon in Public with no bond.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.