CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman is found covered in blood in the backyard of home.
Deputies said she was shot multiple times.READ MORE: Armed Robbers Are Attacking, Beating People At Their Garages In Alleys On Southwest Side
But by who and why?
CBS 2’s Vi Nguyen has the story from the Will County Sheriff’s Office with new details on the investigation
Investigators said they don’t believe this was a robbery. Because nothing was taken from the victim. She was at a friend’s house when several people saw her stepping outside and a short time later, shots were fired.
It was around 12:30 Friday morning when deputies were called to a home on Riverview Avenue in unincorporated Lockport Township. In the backyard, they found a 52-year-old woman shot multiple times.READ MORE: West Suburban Community Pantry Turns To Curbside Pickup Amid COVID Surge
She was airlifted to a Chicago hospital in critical but stable condition.
A man told CBS 2 off-camera the victim is a family friend. He and several other people, including the victim, were over at his grandmother’s house Thursday night.
They were watching the Bears game and celebrating a friend’s birthday. He said the victim went outside for a smoke then moments later they heard gunshots.
Investigators had the home surrounded with yellow tape as they searched for evidence and potential suspects. The sheriff’s office said three people were brought in for questioning, but have since been released.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Multiple Break-Ins On Northwest Side, Suburbs
Investigators are calling it an isolated incident and said there’s no need for neighbors to be concerned. Authorities are still waiting to talk to the victim to try to figure out what exactly happened.