Woman dodged stray bullet while playing with granddaughter

(YC.NEWS PHOTO/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)
(YC.NEWS PHOTO/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)

CHESTER CITY, Pa. (YC) — Police in Chester City are investigating a shooting that sent a grandmother to the hospital Tuesday night.

Officers from the City of Chester Police Department responded to a residence in the 900 block of Tilghman Street.

When police arrived, a woman, later identified as Melissa Munce, was standing outside of the residence with blood running down her face.

Munce told police that she was inside her residence, on the second floor, and was playing with her grand daughter when she heard shots.

After hearing the shots, she stated that she felt a sharp pain above her eye, then felt blood running down her face.

Paramedics from Crozer Chester Medical Center did arrive on location, and did transport the victim to CCMC for further treatment.

Once at the hospital, it was learned that the victim did not suffer a gunshot wound, but did receive her wounds from shrapnel, when the bullet entered her residence.

The victim is in good condition at this time.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are urged to contact Detective Brian Pot at 610-447-8431 or bpot302@chesterpolice.org.

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