Investigators said the bed was covered in the woman's blood, but that it appeared the bullet had slowed down enough by the time it hit her that it didn't hurt her as badly as it could have.
She was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition and was having her head X-rayed for skull fractures about 4 a.m., Small said.
The woman was in bed alone at the time, according to cops. A caretaker who was in the house was not injured.
The men police say were responsible for the shooting had pistol-whipped their victim just before firing the gun after she refused to give up her belongings, police said. Before that robbery, according to investigators, the thugs had gone on an area "crime spree," robbing at least four people and possibly carjacking a fifth.
Immediately after the shooting, police found two suspects a few blocks away on Hawthorne Street near Harrison, Small said. Cops chased them and caught one man, who Small said had a gun, money, cellphones and a purse all believed to have been stolen during the robberies.
The second robber ran to a house on the next block of Hawthorne Street and broke in trying to elude police, Small said. He had no connection to the people who lived in the house, and cops arrested him there. Police said he'll face charges of burglary for the break-in in addition to the charges for the robbery and shooting.
Police were questioning two men Friday afternoon, but no charges had been filed as of 7:15 p.m., according to police.
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