Stray Bullet Hits Home as Woman, Grandchildren Sleep

A hail of gunfire left a man hospitalized and nearly struck a woman and her grandchildren as they slept leaving them without power overnight.

Gunshots rang out around 1 a.m. Monday along the 2200 block of Tasker Street in the Point Breeze section Philadelphia.

“Upon police arrival they found a 36-year-old victim suffering from three gunshot wounds, one to the face, two gunshot wounds to the arm,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.


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Small said the man was rushed to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania where he remained in stable condition Wednesday building.

In total, investigators found eight spent gun casings from a semi-automatic handgun.

Some of the bullets struck parked cars and one bullet went through the front window of a home where a grandmother and her two grandchildren -- a 6-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy – were sleeping. Small said the stray bullet lodged into the living room wall.

“We’re lucky no one got hurt,” Small said.

The bullet struck some wiring in the home causing a partial power outage, according to investigators.

The shooter fled following the shooting.

This shooting came a short time after police in nearby Chester, Pa. found a man in his 20s shot in the back at 20th and Upland Streets. Police are on the search for the shooter in this unrelated shooting.

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