Pennsylvania woman shot through wall while sleeping, cops say

A Pennsylvania woman was struck by gunfire over the weekend while sleeping in her bedroom, WNEP reports.  

The unidentified 25-year-old victim, who lives in Hazleton, was shot on Sunday after a bullet went through the wall of her second-floor bedroom, police said. Authorities received a call around 4 a.m. that morning about gunshots in the area before learning that the woman had been hit. 

"This is a serious matter, and there is no quality of life if you're not safe in your home or your neighborhood," Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said. 

The victim was taken to a hospital, where she is expected to recover, police said. Law enforcement is now searching for the suspect and a motive behind the shooting.

In the meantime, residents in the small Pennsylvanian city say they are on alert. 

"It makes me a little scared because you never know what's going to happen, where it's going to happen," Brandon Schilling told the station. 

"For the kids, for myself, it's like a safe place is at home and it seems like you're not even safe at home," added Yahaira Gonzalez. 

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