Update: Man Shot During Home Invasion in Serious But Stable Condition

Police think the man may have been targeted after winning money at a casino early Tuesday morning.

A Palos Heights man shot during a home invasion Tuesday morning is in serious but stable condition after surgery. 

Scott Farrow, 51, was shot after he refused to hand over money to two men who had broken into his home in the 7900 block of 131st Street Tuesday morning. 

The suspects—described as two black males in their 20s or 30ts—struck Farrow with a blunt object before shooting him in the abdomen, said Palos Heights Deputy Police Chief Dave Delaney. The 51-year-old victim was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital, where he is currently undergoing surgery.
Police believe the man may have been targeted after winning money at a gambling boat hours earlier, Delaney said. Footprints show the suspects headed westbound toward 131st and 80th Avenue. 

Police do not believe there is any threat to the community. All local schools were contacted, and made aware that no lockdown was necessary. Cook County Sheriff's police were called to investigate the scene. 

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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RALPH MALPH April 16, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Roldan. If you dont want to have a gun drawn on you or like tom said " leave in a body bag " , then dont come into neighborhoods robbing people in their ow n houses . Simple as that . So quit throwing out the race card . White , black, mexican , you rob someone or invade their home you deserve to be shot , I would not feel sorry for you or anyone.
Harold Johnson April 16, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Camera and Alarm Systems are the way to go. A perpetrator comes into an alarmed home, the police will be notified and on their way. You don't have to worry about trying to make it to a neighbors house for help in those critical moments. There will be video evidence for the police to view and help catch the invaders and keep the neighborhood safer. Please contact me at hrjohnson@adt.com if a free quote is of interest to you.
eil kiln April 17, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Stop feeding into the negativities. You are only adding fuel to the fire. This original post has lost its way with all the back and forth. Scott, heal, get better and God bless.
Just Me! April 23, 2014 at 08:04 PM
Is there any updates on this? How is Mr. Farrow doing?
Dr G April 26, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Oh yea some video surveillance is gonna stop some scumbag from shooting you?! Probably the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life.


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