Woman shot in North Aurora by man trying to shoot somebody else

Updated 5/14/2018 5:13 PM

A woman was shot in the ankle and foot Monday morning in North Aurora by a man trying to shoot someone else.

North Aurora police say the injuries to the 56-year-old woman are not believed to be life-threatening.

The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. on the 200 block of Linn Court.

A man with light brown skin approached another man outside, displayed a black handgun and fired several shots at him. He missed but struck the woman, who was standing near the intended target.

The offender fled to the north.

Schneider Elementary School, several blocks east of Linn, was put on a soft lockdown, with students and staff members kept inside the building for a while.

Police have increased patrols in the area, especially during school arrival and dismissal times.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (630) 897-8705, extension 610. Anonymous tips may be left by selecting Option 3.

You can also call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers, (630) 892-1000, with information. It offers rewards for information that leads to a felony arrest.

It's the third time police have been called to the 200 block of Linn Court in the last month.

On April 11, another woman was injured in a shooting on the 200 block of Linn Court. She told police she had driven there to pick up someone, and two men walked up and shot into the passenger side of the car. She was either grazed by a bullet or struck by debris.

Also on April 11, a man broke in to a house of the mother of his children on the 200 block of Linn Court, hit the victim and stole a cellphone and $150.

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