Woman hurt in Reading shooting

Victim hit by stray bullet inside her Cotton St. home, police say

Police: Innocent bystander shot in Reading

READING, Pa. - A woman found herself to be the innocent victim of a shooting while inside her home overnight, police said.

An altercation outside the home in the 1400 block of Cotton Street in Reading resulted in multiple shots being fired around 1 a.m. Monday, police said.

One of the bullets pierced the woman's home and hit her, said police. She was transported to a hospital for treatment, but police said they expect she will be OK.

Police closed Cotton Street and set up a crime scene outside the home while they searched for evidence, but the gunman remains at large.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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