A Mayfield woman injured in one of two drive-by shootings Tuesday night in Mayfield has died.
SaVannah Hancock, 23, of Mayfield died at 4:11 p.m. Thursday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent said.
In both shootings, shots appeared to have been fired into homes from the street, Kent said.
A shooting about 9:15 p.m. at 1204 S. Sixth St. resulted in no injuries, but a bullet passed through the front of the home and struck a television screen, Kent said.
At 10:31 p.m., police were called to a shooting at 702 Lee St. A bullet came through a door and hit Hancock in the neck, Kent said. A small child in the home was not hurt.
Mayfield-Graves County Emergency Medical Service took Hancock to a hospital, and from there she was flown to Deaconess Hospital.
When asked if Hancock was the intended target of the shooting, Kent said, "I couldn't say for certain at this point. Any time somebody fires into a home, it's hard to say who the victim was intended to be."
Police did not immediately see a connection between the shootings at the two homes and were unaware of any potential related criminal activity. Kent said it would be possible to compare any slugs or casings found at the scenes using the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network to see if they were fired from the same weapon. The homes are on the opposite sides of town from each other.
"It's a single shot in each case," Kent said of bullets penetrating the homes. "It's believed to be from the road."
Mayfield police were called back to the Sixth Street home on what turned out to be a false alarm Wednesday morning. A third party had heard about the shooting and believed it had just taken place instead of happening on Tuesday night, Kent said. Officers investigated and found no one was at home.
"It was simply reported as something that happened now, but it was the circumstances from the previous evening," Kent said.
He asked anyone with information about either shooting or anyone who noticed suspicious activity that could be related to immediately call 911 or to call the Mayfield Police Department directly at 270-247-1621.