Police say a man in a burgundy colored vehicle pulled up to a woman as she was walking near the intersection of Poplar Street and North State Street around 1:45 a.m. The suspect demanded her purse.
The 49-year-old woman struggled with the man before he pulled a gun and opened fire striking the victim in the thigh.
The gunman fired two more times before getting into a burgundy vehicle and speeding east on Poplar Street.
The woman was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she is listed in stable condition.
The shooting remains under investigation.