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Police: Stray Bullet Hits Woman Sitting On Her Steps In Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, Del., (CBS) – Police in Wilmington are investigating a shooting after a 56-year-old woman was struck by a stray bullet while sitting on her steps Monday night.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block W. 25th Street.

Police say the preliminary investigation suggests that two unknown men began shooting at an unknown person or persons from the intersection of W. 25th and N. Madison Streets.

According to police, the woman was sitting on her front steps and was struck in the chest by one of the rounds.  Police say the investigation suggests that she was not the intended target.

The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to contactDetective Shane Sowden at 302-576-3606 or the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302-576-3990. Submit an anonymous text message tip by texting the words TIP WILMINGTON and then your tip to 888777.

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