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CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES UNIT DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  IT TOOK PLACE JUST BEFORE 4:30PM YESTERDAY IN A HOME AT 585 NORWOOD STREET, WHERE A WOMAN WAS REPORTEDLY SHOT IN THE ABDOMEN.  A CALLER TO 911 TOLD AUTHORITIES THAT HER BOYFRIEND WAS DRIVING THE VICTIM TO PEACE RIVER MEDICAL CENTER, AND THEY WERE MET THERE BY DETECTIVES.  DETECTIVES ARE NOT RELEASING ANY DETAILS OR THE NAME OF THE WOMAN, WHO HAD MAJOR SURGERY LAST NIGHT.  DETECTIVES ARE REPORTEDLY WAITING ON A SEARCH WARRANT BEFORE ENTERING THE HOME WHERE THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE, BUT THEY WANTED TO REASSURE RESIDENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THERE ISN’T A SAFETY PROBLEM.  IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING, THEY CAN CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 639-2101, OR CRIME STOPPERS TOLL FREE AT 800-780-TIPS.