An Aurora woman was shot while looking out her window early Monday morning after hearing fireworks near her home, according to police.
The woman was struck around 2:40 a.m. when she went to her second-story window after noises near her home near 17600 E. Eastman Place, according to Aurora police. Investigators later found evidence that people were shooting off both guns and fireworks in the area, Detective Faith Goodrich said, adding that several people had called 911 to report gunshots around the time the woman was hit.
“I think everybody heard both, honestly,” she said.
The woman was struck in the center of her body — her chest or abdomen — and remained hospitalized Monday but was stable, Goodrich said. Others in the home called for help after she was shot. Goodrich said she was not sure if the bullet came through a wall, a window or the roof, but said it does not appear the woman was targeted.
“She got up to look out the window,” she said.
No suspects have been arrested in the case and the investigation is ongoing, according to police. Reports of fireworks have increased dramatically in Aurora in the last few weeks, as they have across the Denver metro region.