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Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill releases statement on shooting

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Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill released a statement Tuesday about the shooting of Gwenevere McCord.

Hill's statement is as follows:

"As reported, on May 3, 2015, I was involved in a tragic and heartbreaking accident. Gwenevere McCord, who is very dear to me, was critically injured in this accident. Please understand that for the past 48 hours, I have been entirely focused on Gwenevere and her family. I will continue to pray unceasingly for her recovery. I ask you all to please pray for Gwenevere and her family throughout this most difficult time."

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Sunday on Britt Trail Drive in a new subdivision called Park Haven in Gwinnett County.

Hill and McCord were inside a model home.

Police said Hill made the 911 call, which he reported as an accident.

However, Hill would not answer any questions about the shooting, and Gwinnett County police described him as "uncooperative."

McCord was shot in the abdomen, police said, and was in critical condition when paramedics took her to Gwinnett Medical Center where she underwent surgery.

Gwinnett County police did not know why Hill was handling his gun or the nature of his relationship with McCord.

The victim's family says the two were friends and they believe the shooting was an accident.

"They're close friends," Ernest McCord said. "It hasn't been anything other than that. But then, I'm dad. They don't tell daddy everything."

By law, Hill is entitled to keep quiet at this point. He has not been indicted or charged with any crime.

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