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ORANGE COUNTY, Va. -- A woman was shot with her own gun after she investigated a late-night noise, according to Orange County investigators.

The woman called 911 early Tuesday, about 2 a.m., to report the shooting.

She told 911 dispatchers she heard a "bunch of noise and saw a light" near her Towering Oak Court home in the Wilderness Shores subdivision.

"[She] then reported that she was confronted by a male subject who shot her with her own firearm before fleeing the scene," an Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesperson initially said. "Residents of the subdivision are believed to be safe at this point as it appears the shooter has fled the scene."

Since the initial release, investigators issued the following statement:

The victim has been unable to provide any description of her assailant. Evidence collected at the scene is contradictory to what was reported to Sheriff’s deputies at the time of the incident and the investigation is ongoing. The reporting victim is in stable condition now.

Investigators have asked anyone who saw or heard anything concerning this shooting to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 540-672-1200.

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