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Woman Shot in Pa. Hospital Bed


A stray bullet may have traveled for more than a mile before it broke through the window of a Pennsylvania hospital, striking a woman inside, authorities said Tuesday.

A 62-year-old woman sitting up in bed in a first-floor room was struck in the abdomen by a bullet shot from outside the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., according to hospital officials and law enforcement.

The hospital would not release the identity of the woman or comment on her reason for being in the hospital.

"The patient was taken to surgery and is now in fair (stable) condition," hospital spokeswoman Katrina Stier said in a statement to ABC You need to login to view this link .

The bullet hit the woman just before midnight on Monday night, said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan at a press conference.

"She heard a popping sound, then reached down to her side, her abdominal area, where she noticed she was in pain and had blood coming out of that area," Whelan said.

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