Woman shot while ‘walking through’ Bylas

A woman was initially treated at MGRMC after reportedly being shot in Bylas.

Flown to UMC for further treatment

By Jon Johnson


BYLAS – The Graham County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center early Wednesday morning after a woman was brought in who had been shot.

The woman, who was struck in her abdomen by the bullet, advised she was walking through Bylas on her way home when she was shot. Deputies were dispatched to the hospital regarding the shooting at 3:15 a.m.

The victim was driven to the hospital by a woman who said the victim had called and asked her to pick her up on U.S. Highway 70 in Bylas because “something had happened.”

When the driver arrived, she initially took the victim to the Bylas Clinic but it was closed. She then drove the victim to her father’s house before eventually driving her to the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center for treatment.

At the hospital, the victim would only advise she was walking home through Bylas when she was shot. The San Carlos Police Department was informed of the situation and took over the investigation. An officer with the San Carlos Police Department arrived at MGRMC, however, the victim and driver would only relay the same information they had already told the Sheriff’s deputy.  

The bullet appeared to be lodged inside the victim, who also possibly suffered nerve damage as she reportedly could not feel one of her legs. After being stabilized, she was flown to Banner – University Medical Center for additional treatment.