Sheriff Victor Hill’s shooting victim progressing ‘beyond expectation’

A woman critically injured by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill in a shooting last year at a Gwinnett County model home continues to make tremendous progress, the woman’s father told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“She’s doing beyond doctors’ expectations,” Ernest McCord said as he was leaving a Clayton County school board meeting this week. McCord, a retired electronics technician, is a school bus driver for the district.

Gwenevere McCord was shot last May as Hill was reportedly showing her “police tactics.” At the time of the shooting, McCord was working as a real estate agent at a Lawrenceville-area subdivision. McCord was shot in the abdomen and had numerous surgeries and other procedures. She lost a kidney, spleen and part of her large intestine as a result of the shooting, her father said previously.

Gwenevere McCord, her family and Hill have maintained that the shooting was an accident.

Hill was charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, and is awaiting an as-yet-unscheduled trial in the case. Except for a short statement released a few days after the May 3 shooting, Hill has said nothing publicly about the incident. Gwenevere McCord and her family also have maintained a low profile.

Gwenevere McCord had applied for a job at the sheriff’s office but ultimately was not hired. She is currently looking at other employment opportunities, her father said.

In the meantime, McCord said his daughter’s playful, confident personality has returned and she has relinquished him of his duties as her spokesman.

“She fired me,” McCord said jokingly.

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