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Bullet Remains In Woman Who Was Shot While Lying In Bed Tuesday

Posted October 14, 2005 2:41 a.m. EDT

— Harnett County authorities said Friday that they are investigating the shooting of a woman who was apparently injured while lying in bed Tuesday night.

Sheriff's deputies in Harnett County said that Cynthia Patterson, 51, was in her house at

2776 McLean Chapel Church Road

, Bunnlevel, when several shots were fired into the residence at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday. One of the rounds struck Patterson in her upper body, police said.

Patterson, who is a teacher at

South Harnett School

, is being treated at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Doctors have not been able to remove the bullet from Patterson's body.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office has identified possible suspects and is following numerous leads. Sheriff's officials said they have no evidence to indicate that Patterson was the target of the shooting.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harnett County Sheriff's Office at (910) 893-9111.