Stray bullet strikes Germantown woman while she was in bed

Philadelphia Police were called to the 5800 block of Morton Street just before 3 p.m. Friday after a 58-year-old woman was struck in the right side of the face by a stray bullet while she was in bed on the second floor of her home.

Initial police reports indicate that the bullet came through a window and struck the woman, who was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition but expected to survive. Outside, a silver car’s window was also shattered by the gunfire.

NBC10 reported that the gunfire came from a nearby front lawn as that car passed by; it was believed to have been involved in another shooting on nearby Mechanic Street.

It was also reported that the victim — who was not yet identified by police — watched neighborhood children while their parents were at work. The victim’s daughter and four young children were inside at the time of the shooting.

Police said no arrests have been made.

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