Woman shot in Lockport Township off ventilator, continuing to recover family says

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Woman shot in Lockport Township off ventilator, family says
Melissa Robertson, who authorities say was shot by her neighbor John Shadbar, is off of a ventilator and is continuing to recover, her family said.

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, Ill. (WLS) -- A mother who was allegedly shot by her neighbor in unincorporated Lockport is making strides toward recovery.

Melissa Robertson's family released a statement to ABC News saying she's off the ventilator and starting to consume clear liquids.

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They say she has a very long road to recovery and still faces many surgeries to reconstruct her hand after she was shot earlier this month.

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John Shadbar, 70, is being held in jail for the shooting and charged with attempted murder and a hate crime.