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Woman shot multiple times

Four unnamed people are being questioned by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office after a shooting early Sunday morning at a Pueblo West home left a woman in critical condition.

At about 2 a.m. on Sunday an intruder knocked on the front door of a family’s residence on the 300 block of West Morning Glory Drive in Pueblo West.

A 34-year-old woman who went to answer the door was shot two or three times in the torso and arm by the intruder. Additional shots were fired at the door but missed hitting the woman, according to Lisa Shorter, sheriff spokeswoman.

There were five people in the home at the time including the woman’s husband and three children, all of whom are under 10 years old, but only the woman was shot and injured, according to Shorter.

The woman was transported to Parkview Medical Center where she immediately underwent surgery. She was released from surgery late Sunday morning and is in critical condition.

On Sunday, sheriff’s deputies located four persons of interest in the shooting and spent the day questioning them.

Two of the persons of interest were picked up on outstanding warrants unrelated to the shooting.

The other two were brought in after deputies canvassed the neighborhood and obtained information from neighbors indicating they might either have had something to do with the crime or know something about who did.

The four persons of interest were still being interviewed and questioned Sunday night.

Names of the persons of interest have not been released since they have not been arrested for the crime.

There have been no arrests made in the case.

While Shorter could not say what motivated the shooting, she did say that through investigation it has been determined that it was probably not a random shooting.

“I can’t get into it further without compromising the investigation, since we are still questioning these people and haven’t made any arrests, but one of the biggest things for us is that this does not appear to be a random shooting,” she said. “The suspect or suspects targeted this house for one reason or another. We hope to be able to release more information soon as the investigation develops.”

Shorter said deputies continued questioning potential suspects all through Sunday and would hopefully have new information today.

While the PCSO continues its investigation, Shorter said the office is asking anyone with information about the crime to call the PCSO at 719-583-6250 or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.

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