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Winona woman shot during alleged home invasion, robbery

December 17, 2018

A 28-year-old Winona woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after an alleged home invasion and robbery early Saturday morning.

According to the report, shortly before 3:45 a.m. the woman awoke to a knock at the door at her residence in the 850 block of West Fifth Street. At the door was a man holding a flashlight. Assuming it was the police, she opened the door and was shot in the thigh.

Police believe the weapon was a small-caliber handgun.

The man, who was described as a “light-skinned African-American male wearing black clothing,” reportedly struck the woman several times in the head before demanding her money, the report read.

He fled after taking a wallet containing credit cards and an undetermined amount of cash.

Officers responding to the scene found the woman seated in her kitchen with a bandage around her thigh. She was transported to Winona Health where she received treatment.

“We do not believe this is a random incident, and that the female was targeted,“ said Deputy Chief Tom Williams of the Winona Police Department.

An investigation is ongoing.