LAWRENCE — A woman who was rocking a baby to sleep on a Holly Street porch was shot late Saturday night, police said.
Nelida Lozada, 37, of 59 Holly St., first floor, had a bullet surgically removed from the back of her right shoulder after the 10:41 p.m. attack. Police said she was not seriously injured and the bullet was confiscated by police as evidence.
Saturday night, Lozada said she was sitting on her front porch rocking a baby to sleep when she saw a man coming toward her home from Daisy Street. He was wearing a purple shirt, white pants, sandals and had big eyes and puffy dark hair, Lozada told police.
The man walked by her home but “she didn’t think anything of it because she didn’t have problems with anyone,” according to a report by officer Timothy Yerian.
However, a few minutes later, the man came back and “starting shooting at her from the edge of the driveway.”
As Lozada jumped up and turned to run into the house, she was hit in her back right shoulder above the shoulder blade. She didn’t know how many shots had been fired, she told police.
The shooting remains under investigation. Yerian and Officer Christopher Bussey were the first to arrive on scene and helped Lozada before an ambulance arrived and took her to Lawrence General Hospital.
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