Woman shot through front door during ambush in SW Houston

January 17, 2013 10:09:37 AM PST
Houston police are investigating an attack on a woman in southwest Houston who was shot as she was arriving home from work Wednesday night.

Shirley Smith, 59, had just gotten home and was taking out the trash at around midnight when two men approached her. One of them had a weapon. They forced her into the house, telling her to shut off the alarm when it went off. But she took the opportunity to shut the door on them. In turn, they shot through the front door, hitting her in the leg.

Police were called to the scene, but the men escaped without taking anything. Police aren't sure if the suspects fled on foot or by car, but they remain on the loose.

Smith has been treated for her gunshot wound at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and released.

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