A 58-year-old woman was shot in the face by a stray bullet while laying in bed inside her home in the city's East Germantown section Friday afternoon, police said.

Shortly before 3 p.m. in the 5800 block of Morton Street, a bullet struck her second-floor bedroom window, pierced her chin and lodged near her spine, said Lt. George McClay of Northwest Detectives.

About a block away, two armed males had opened fire on a silver Nissan on traveling on Morton Street, McClay said. One of the 13 bullets intended for the driver instead hit the sleeping woman.

Police rushed the woman to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she remained in critical condition Friday night.

The woman's daughter and four children she was babysitting were in the house on the first floor. They were not injured.

Police found the Nissan a few blocks away in the 500 block of East Mechanic Street, McClay said. They located the driver and he was questioned by detectives. The driver claimed he didn't know who was shooting at him.

"He knows who was shooting at him," McClay said.

Police likely will offer a reward next week for information leading to the capture of the gunmen, McClay said.

   -Robert Moran