Woman shot through bedroom window in Summerdale

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Woman shot through bedroom window in Summerdale. Annie McCormick reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on August 12, 2017. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police are searching for the person responsible for shooting a woman through her bedroom window.

Family members of 58-year-old Daisy Torres say she is in the ICU at Jefferson University Hospital.

Police say she was hit in the arm and upper chest.

Neighbors report seeing two people walking quickly from the scene.

Just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, gunfire broke out outside of a home in the 5800 block of Summerdale.

The bullets hit Daisy Torres multiple times. Police believe she was targeted.

Neighbor James Croft said, "It was like an M-80 firework or something like that. It was just really loud, consecutive and then it was over."

Moments before the shooting, Torres closed a window in her bedroom.

Captain George Fuchs of the Philadelphia Police said, "She went to her window. The window was open. But we noticed the screen was open a little bit. We don't know if she closed it, but she remembers as she looked outside, didn't see anything, and went back to her bed, and the next thing you know, she felt a burning sensation."

Another neighbor Tyler Nisenfeld said, "We just seen a bunch of cop cars and just an ambulance. And we seen Daisy being escorted out of her house."

Neighbors say on Thursday, they saw suspicious activity and now have reported it to police.

"There's two people sitting in a van, and they just kept creeping up on houses, just watching for hours. It's just something scary for everyone around here. We got the license plate and gave it over to police, so hopefully it will be something." Nisenfeld added.

Police are looking at all leads.

Torres works at family court, but fellow coworkers who did not want to go on camera say, she doesn't have the type of job that deals directly with families or cases.

Anyone with information is asked to call 215-686-TIPS.
Torres is in stable condition.
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