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WINONA, Minn. — A 28-year-old Winona woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after reporting alleged home invasion and robbery early Saturday morning.

According to the report, the woman awoke shortly before 3:45 a.m. 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 a police officer, she opened the door and was shot in the thigh.

Police believe the weapon was a small-caliber handgun.

The man reportedly struck the woman several times in the head before demanding her money, the report said. 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 taken to Winona Health.

“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.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Tobias Mann covers crime and government in Winona County. He can be reached at 507-453-3522 or at tobias.mann@winonadailynews.com

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Winona Daily News Crime & Government Reporter

Tobias Mann covers crime and local government for the Winona Daily News. He can be reached at tobias.mann@winonadailynews.com or at 507-271-3271.

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