Stray Bullet Hits Woman in New Haven Home | NECN

Stray Bullet Hits Woman in New Haven Home

(Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

A 59-year-old woman was struck in the abdomen by a stray bullet inside her New Haven home on Shelton Street in New Haven just after 1 a.m. on Thursday.

The victim's daughter said her mother is in good spirits.

The victim heard gunshots, so she went to an open window on the second floor of her home and that is when the bullet came through the screen and struck her, according to her daughter. 

The victim and a witness both reported to police seeing three men in the area when the shooting occurred.

"She just went to the window and the bullets were flying and she got hit," the daughter said.

The victiim's daughter said her brother was shot and killed in the same neighborhood in 2000. While she's upset about what happened to her mother, she's thankful that her mother will be OK. 

"Everybody who knows her loves her. It’s just tragic that something like that would happen to her in her own house," the daughter said. 

As many as a dozen shots were fired, police said, and the stray bullet that was fired from the street. 

Police are now trying to determine how many shooters were involved.

They towed a car and removed two bicycles from the scene.

Police said the victim was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she went through surgery. She is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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