The investigation into the wounding of a Layton woman brought into a hospital a week after she was shot in the head is continuing, Capt. Bud Cox of the Davis County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
Cox said the woman, Gwen Allen, 31, of 388 E. 2625 North, is listed in critical condition after surgery Sunday at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.She was brought into Humana Hospital Davis North Saturday by her husband and mother-in-law, Cox said. The doctor on duty recognized the injury as a gunshot wound and notified Layton police, who in turn called the sheriff's department because the incident occurred in the county, outside Layton's jurisdiction.
Cox said the woman was wounded July 23, shot behind the ear by a large caliber weapon. Bullet fragments were recovered during surgery, he said. Her family apparently cared for her between the shooting and when she was brought to the hospital, he said.