Woman, 21, shot inside home by gunfire through patio door

Police investigating whether victim was struck by stray bullet or targeted

January 10, 2012|By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun

A 21-year-old woman who was inside her Northeast Baltimore home was struck by gunfire that came crashing through her patio door Monday evening, Baltimore police said.

The shooting, which occurred in the 2200 block of Pinewood Ave., near the Mount Pleasant Golf Course, happened around 6 p.m., police said.

The bullets grazed the woman in the back of her head and shoulder, police said. She was taken to an area hospital, where her condition is stable, police said.

Investigators did not immediately have additional details to release, and could not say whether the victim was struck by a stray bullet or targeted.

Police report that non-fatal shootings are down significantly over the past decade in Baltimore. In 2011, 381 people suffered from non-fatal gunshot wounds, compared with 725 in 2000, according to police department statistics.

Luke.Broadwater@baltsun.com

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