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Bethlehem police ask for public's help after stray bullet goes through wall, hits woman

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Police in Bethlehem are looking for the source of a bullet that went through the wall of a home and hit a woman in the head.

A shooting was reported around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night in the 1500 block of Fairmount Street.

Police found a 52-year-old woman with a gunshot wound, according to Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio.

She was treated at the scene and taken to St. Luke's Hospital in serious condition at the time, he said.

Investigators believe the shooting came from a stray bullet fired somewhere in the area.

69 News spoke to the woman's family Monday morning. They said the victim has been flown to Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. Her condition is not known.

The woman's family said they found her in her bedroom on the second floor after the bullet came through the wall and struck her in the head. 

Police are back in the area Monday trying to figure out where and who the bullet came from.

Few neighbors heard gunfire Sunday night because of the rain and heavy winds but police are hoping someone will have information.

Officials are asking anyone who may have information to contact Bethlehem police at 610-865-7187 or the tip line at 610-691-6660.

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