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Sandwich woman charged in connection with shooting on Aurora's east side

Abigail Arellano, 61, of the 300 block of South Clark Street in Sandwich, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Abigail Arellano, 61, of the 300 block of South Clark Street in Sandwich, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

AURORA – A Sandwich woman has been charged in connection to a shooting on the city’s east side late Sunday night.

Abigail Arellano, 61, of the 300 block of South Clark Street in Sandwich, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm. She is is currently being held at the Aurora Police Detention Center, but will be transported to the Kane County Jail in the near future for bond court, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department.

Just after 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Aurora police officers responded to the 2000 block of Charles Lane for reports of a person shot, the release stated. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 38-year-man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the release.

Officers learned that the male victim had been involved in an argument with Arellano and was subsequently shot in the abdomen, according to the release. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries and is expected to survive, the release stated.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident, according to the release. Evidence technicians also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting, the release stated.

Arellano was located at the scene of the shooting and taken into custody by Aurora police.

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