Authorities assist gunshot victim in Watertown Township

A report involving a Watertown Township woman being shot in the chest was received by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 4800 block of Highway 25 in Watertown Township and found a 48-year-old woman who had a gunshot wound on her chest. She was found breathing but unresponsive when deputies arrived. A revolver handgun was found near the victim.

The victim later gained consciousness and was able to provide information to the deputies. The available evidence suggests the wound was self-inflicted. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she was last reported to be in stable condition.

Anyone with information related to this incident or any crime is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1231.