Long recovery ahead for woman shot in Aurora carjacking, family says

Kim Weibring Aurora carjacking victim
Kim Weibring Photo credit Go Fund Me

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Aurora police say they still haven’t located a stolen SUV or the carjackers who shot a woman over the weekend, possibly leaving her partially paralyzed.

Kim Weibring was in her vehicle about 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a Wendy’s on North Orchard Road when at least two suspect pulled her out, shot her in the back and drove off in her Hyundai Santa Fe, police say.

“The prognosis isn’t real good right now. It’s looking like she may end up paralyzed from the waist down,” John Reincke, Weibring’s stepfather, said this week.

“It’s still kind of early. We’ll see what develops, but that’s the prognosis for right now.”

Reincke says his stepdaughter lives for her two sons, who are 6 and 8.

The senseless incident demonstrates that a violent carjacking could happen to anyone, he said.

“I think the biggest thing I could tell everybody is to just really watch yourselves.”

Reincke says because the people who shot Kim are still out there, that means they can do this to somebody else.

“From what I gather, they’re going to pull out all the stops to try to catch these guys. I would love to see these guys get caught.”

Friends of the family have started a Go Fund Me page to help pay for what insurance doesn’t cover. Weibring likely faces many months of rehab.