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.