A sleeping Frankford woman and a man who reportedly stumbled into a Northeast Philadelphia police station were among the victims in a rash of shootings across the city late Thursday and early Friday.
Police were withholding the names of the two local victims.
One episode occurred on the 5300 block of Charles St. at 1:56 a.m. on Friday when a stray bullet struck the head of a woman as she slept in her bed. The 61-year-old victim was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
According to Officer Jillian Russell, a police department spokeswoman, a “loud bang” stirred the sleeping woman, who then felt a bullet graze her head.
A police commander at the scene reportedly told the news media that the shot originated on the street and penetrated the exterior of her home, then an interior wall, as well as furniture, before reaching the victim.
Police believe that two men had attempted to rob a woman in the street at gunpoint when a struggle ensued and the weapon discharged. The robbers then fled on foot.
Patrol officers arrested one of the suspects on a nearby block of Hawthorne Street, then arrested the second suspect after he broke into a Hawthorne Street home, according to a published report.
The police spokeswoman did not have information on any arrests in the case.
In an unrelated case, a 29-year-old man suffered a bullet wound of the right leg after a robber accosted the victim and his girlfriend on the 6300 block of Mershon St. in Mayfair at 11:38 p.m. Thursday.
According to Russell, the robber made off with the 30-year-old girlfriend’s purse but was later arrested.
The victims stated that two robbers took part in the crime and that the victims had their 2-year-old child with them at the time. In the chaos, the wounded man reportedly walked or ran to the nearby 15th Police District station, then was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale in stable condition.Police arrested one of the robbers soon after the shooting and identified him as Kareem Primis, 27, of the 6200 block of Mershon St. He was charged with attempted murder, robbery and related offenses. A second unknown robber remains at large. ••EndFragment