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Woman charged with attempted murder in North San Juan shooting

Martha McCary

A North San Juan woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she reportedly shot another woman several times Tuesday night.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the shooting in the 10000 block of Flume Street at just after 5 p.m.

The two women reportedly have a history of an ongoing dispute. Martha McCary, 58, reportedly fired three shots and hit the other woman in the abdomen and the arm with a .32-caliber pistol.



According to dispatch reports, the incident stemmed from an ongoing property dispute between family members.

A man identified as Dennis Frank McCary, 62, reportedly fled with the weapon in a Jeep, but was subsequently detained.




He told deputies he dropped the gun off nearby and it was buried in pine needles; it has been recovered, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

A dog at the scene bit a California Highway Patrol officer and had to be dispatched, Royal said.

The victim sustained what were reported to be superficial gunshot wounds and opted against medical treatment at that time.

Martha McCary was booked into county jail and was being held without bail. Dennis McCary was charged with being an accessory to a crime, booked and released on $10,000 bail.


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