A 90-year-old woman shot herself inside a foreclosed home authorities in Ohio were trying to evict her from.
Addie Polk was found in her Akron house, bleeding with a gunshot wound, by a neighor after three Summit County Sheriff's deputies arrived to serve a foreclosure eviction notice, MyFOXCleveland.com reported.
It wasn't immediately clear whether Polk was trying to commit suicide or shot herself accidentally. She was found bleeding in her second-floor bedroom. A handgun was nearby.
Deputies knocked on Polk's front door at about 1 p.m. Wednesday and got no answer, according to MyFOXCleveland.com. They were about to leave when the heard noises coming from upstairs.
A neighbor told the officers he thought Polk was home. He climbed up a ladder through a second-floor bathroom window because he was worried about her, according to MyFOXCleveland.com. That's when he found Polk.
The neighbor ran downstairs to tell the deputies about the wounded woman and let them inside, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Department. Polk was taken to Akron General Medical Center, where she was treated and admitted, MyFOXCleveland.com reported.
The Akron Police Department is investigating.