UPDATE: Woman dies after shooting in Polk County

Authorities are investigating a shooting Wednesday night in the Green Creek community of Polk County. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

News 13 has learned a woman who was shot in Polk County, has died.

The Sheriff's Office confirms the woman passed away on her way to the hospital due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident happened about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Green Creek Community by Highway 9.

The Sheriff says circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. More information is expected to be released Thursday morning.