Police searched for an intruder they consider armed and dangerous after a South Philadelphia mother was shot in her own bed overnight.
Philadelphia Police said the sleeping woman woke up to find a masked man standing over her inside her second-floor bedroom in a home on the 2200 block of Sears Street in the city’s Point Breeze section around 1:30 a.m.
The masked man, wearing all black, opened fire, according to police.
The 24-year-old woman was struck twice and rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she remained in stable condition early Tuesday.
The woman told police that the shooter ran out of the home and darted off towards Wharton Square Park.
The intruder broke in the door, according ton investigators.
"There is a sign of forced entry," said Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small. "The door jamb has a lot of damage to it, the lock has a lot of damage to it so it appears the front door was forced (in.)"
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Small said the motive for the shooting wasn't clear and also it wasn't clear if the intruder took anything from the home.
The incident could have been worse, the woman's 4-year-old child normally would be at the home but that child spent the night with a grandparent.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you spot the man you are asked to call 911.