Springfield police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday morning where a woman was shot after she got out of her car.

Springfield woman shot in leg, police investigating

Springfield police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday morning where a woman was shot after she got out of her car.

Officers were dispatched around 1:20 a.m. on Monday to Springfield Regional Medical Center in reference to a woman that walked into the emergency room after she had been shot, according to a Springfield police report.

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When police arrived, they spoke with the victim about the incident.

“The victim stated she got out of her car at (a house on) Stanton Avenue and was standing behind the vehicle when she heard a loud bang and looked down to realize that she was shot in the right and left thigh,” the report said. “(The victim) stated she did not see anyone, but the shot sounded very close.”

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The victim told police that after she was shot, her aunt drove her to the emergency room where nurses found several small holes in the victim’s leg that appeared to be a gunshot wound, the report said.

No suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield police continue their investigation into this shooting.

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