Stray Bullet Wounds Woman Driving Through North Philadelphia

A 32-year-old woman was at the hospital recovering Friday morning after police say she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting while driving through North Philadelphia.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, the woman was driving on 17th Street near Diamond with two friends when the group heard gunfire, according to police. The woman "realized she felt pain in her back," according to Chief Inspector Scott Small, and discovered she'd been shot.

Police said a barrage of at least 10 shots were fired at the intersection, and that one bullet made its way through the trunk of the car the victim was driving, narrowly missed two passengers and struck her. She was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.

Police on Friday were continuing to investigate the shooting and search for the gunman.

Because the shooting happened just west of Temple University's main campus, Temple police responded to the shooting, and the school sent students an alert regarding the incident. No students were believed to be involved or injured, authorities said.

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