2009-11-26 / Local & State

Pa. Woman Struck By Bullet Through Wall Dies

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia woman struck by a bullet while lying in bed has died.

Police say 49-year-old Kathy Ann Stewart was talking on the phone in the second-floor bedroom of her mother’s Chester home when the bullet came through the wall and the headboard of the bed Sunday night. The mother of three was rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where police say she died at 4:36 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say they recovered a dozen shell casings from a gun battle outside. Capt. Joseph Massi says they are trying to identify two males captured on surveillance videos firing weapons. Officials believe the violence stems from tension between youths from a nearby housing project and those in other parts of the city.

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