Woman Shot While Cooking Dinner in Holmesburg

Someone shot into a home in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night striking a 29-year-old woman who was helping a friend cook dinner, according to Philadelphia Police.

It happened on the 4700 block of Vista Street around 8:30.

The shooter or shooters went around the back of the house and opened fire, police said.

The unidentified woman was hit twice -- in the left arm and in her left side. She was taken to a local hospital where she was in serious but stable condition, according to authorities.

Several people, including a 10-year-old child, were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Police believe the house was targeted but it’s unclear who inside was the intended target.

The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information on the shooting should contact Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS (8477).

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