Woman shot in head over parking space fight - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Woman shot in head over parking space fight

Shirley Hollingsworth (photo source Jacksonville Police Department) Shirley Hollingsworth (photo source Jacksonville Police Department)

JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC) - A woman from Jacksonville was charged Wednesday with attempted murder after authorities said she shot another woman during a fight over a parking space.

Jacksonville Police Chief Tommy Thompson said Shirley Hollingsworth, 60, was charged with the attempted murder of 31-year-old Sherlita Bennett.  Detectives said Hollingsworth shot Bennett in the head Tuesday morning during a fight at the Pheasant Run apartments in Jacksonville.

Chief Thompson said the incident began when Bennett noticed Hollingsworth was in the parking lot writing down tag numbers of parked cars. The two argued until Hollingsworth pulled out a gun and fired through the rear window and driver's side window of Bennett's car, wounding Bennett in the temple.

Bennett was flown to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for treatment.  She was listed Wednesday in critical condition.

Hollingsworth was being held Wednesday in the Calhoun County jail on $40,000 bond.

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