LAWRENCE, Mass. — Police in Lawrence are investigating after a woman rocking a baby to sleep on her front porch was shot in the back.

Police say the woman was sitting on her front porch at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when she saw a man walk past her house. The woman said she thought nothing of it because she didn’t have problems with anyone.

She said the man returned a few minutes later and opened fire.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that she was struck in her back right shoulder above the shoulder blade as she ran into the house

Police say 37-year-old Nelida Lozada was taken to the hospital for surgery and is expected to survive.


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