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Woman shot in the eye after looking through door peep hole

Police Officers Shot In North Philadelphia
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A woman is recovering in the hospital after she was shot in the eye while looking through the peep hole of her apartment door.

The incident occurred at a residence in New York on November 1st.

Officials say the 37-year-old woman heard a knock at the door and peered through the peep hole before opening it. That’s when the person on the other side of the door fired their gun through the peep hole.

The woman was struck in the eye and began screaming for someone to contact the police.

“She screamed, ‘Call 911! Call 911!’ It’s crazy. Nothing like this has happened in this building,” Hector Martinez who lives below the woman on the 12th floor told reporters.

The woman was rushed to an area hospital where she is said to be recovering.

Another neighbor told reporters that the woman has lived in the building for about 18 years and works as a security guard.

Investigators say they are still searching for a lead in their investigation.