A Texas state judge was in the hospital late Friday after being shot and wounded in the driveway of her home in Austin, according to police, NBC News reported.
District Judge Julie Kocurek suffered an "extremely serious" injury but her condition is stable and not life threatening, Austin Police Department Commander Mark Spangler, told reporters.
Witnesses were being questioned but there was no information immediately available about the suspect, he said.
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The department received a 911 call at 10:16 p.m. local time (11:16 p.m. ET) and officers found the victim at the scene.
"It is early in the investigation, however it appears that Julie had driven up into her driveway when the shooting took place," Spangler said, adding that other people were with her at the time.