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Mother: Pregnant woman ‘50-50’ after she was shot three times in Springfield

Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 12:50 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 11:25 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 11:25 p.m. (March 3)

A Springfield mother is desperate for answers after her daughter was gunned down outside of her home.

Lindzie Wilson is in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital. Her mother, Leighanne Roberts, said Saturday she is not just fearing for her daughter’s life: “It’s 50-50. It’s iffy,” but for her granddaughter’s, too. “She was also 16 weeks pregnant. The baby’s healthy, heartbeats, both of (their) heartbeats are good.”

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Roberts said her daughter was shot three times outside her Springfield home early Friday. She has no idea who did it, nor why.

“She was walking into the house and was ambushed,” she said. “She was shot three times. Once in the shoulder, once in the leg and once in the back of the head.”

Wilson already is a mother to a 3-year-old and 8-year-old. With no leads so far in the case, Roberts hopes someone on Oak Street saw or heard something.

“They’re a coward. To gun down a woman walking into her house — for nothing. For whatever reason it was, there’s no reason for it,” she said.

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While police investigate, family members and friends say they will stay by Wilson’s side.

“We’re not giving up hope,” Roberts said. “She’s gonna pull through. She’s strong.”


A woman in her 20s was found lying on her back in a front yard in the 900 block of Oak Street, suffering from gunshot wounds to her head, left shoulder, stomach and left knee.

She is listed in critical condition. 

A caller to police dispatch reported hearing what sounded like gunshots just before 10:30 p.m., a police lieutenant said. The victim was found in a yard. 

The woman's condition is not known. 

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She has been taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and likely is to be transferred to Miami Valley Hospital. 

According to the lieutenant, police have not identified a suspect and no arrest has been made. 

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