Independence County Sheriff’s Dept.: One hit by a vehicle in Floral, another person found a short time later with gunshot wound

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Independence County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating an incident that occurred early Thursday morning, Sept. 6, on Wagon Wheel Road in Floral.

Sheriff Shawn Stephens said his deputies responded to a 36-year-old female, Beverly Cousins, being struck by a vehicle. Cousins was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

Sheriff Stephens said, a short time later, 52-year-old Earl Cousins was found with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of that wound. The sheriff said investigators are looking into the incident to determine what took place, and if any charges should be filed.

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  1. Alright. Several questions regarding this article. 1) Was the lady a pedestrian? 2) Where was Earl found? Beside the road? At his residence. 3)Was the woman able to give description of the vehicle or the driver? 4)Same question regarding Earl. Lots of other questions could be asked. Or at least you could indicate whether they had been asked.
    This is pretty sloppy journalism. I mean, I appreciate the effort. But, it could be loads better.

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