The Butte-Silver Bow SWAT team was called to a house in the 400 block of North Wyoming Street on Monday night after a 33-year-old Butte woman was found outside with a gunshot wound to her leg.
According to Butte police, officers responded to the Uptown residence at 9:45 p.m. after receiving a report of a woman who was outside the home with a suspected broken leg.
When officers arrived, they determined the woman had been shot in the calf. She was transported to St. James Healthcare as police searched the residence for a suspect.
Police said officers were unable to locate anyone inside the Wyoming Street home, but as they were investigating the surrounding area, they reportedly thought they saw a flashlight inside the residence. The Butte SWAT team was called to investigate, police said.
The SWAT team did not located anyone inside of the home, but officers did discover a bullet hole through the front door. Police believe the woman may have been shot at from someone inside the residence with a small caliber handgun as she was leaving and shutting the front door.
Police said the woman was not cooperative with police, reportedly refusing to tell officers what happened Monday night. Her condition as of Tuesday morning was unknown, but police did not believe she was still in the hospital.
The incident is under investigation and detectives plan to talk with the woman again Tuesday, police said.