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Woman injured in drive-by shooting at wrong house, police say

A woman was shot twice in the leg Tuesday in a case that police believe was the result of a drive-by shooting at the wrong house.
A woman was shot twice in the leg Tuesday in a case that police believe was the result of a drive-by shooting at the wrong house.
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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman was shot twice in the leg Tuesday in a case that police believe was the result of a drive-by shooting at the wrong house.

Just after 9 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was sitting at her kitchen table, 1003 N. Starcrest Dr., when someone fired at least six rounds into her garage and house. At least two rounds went through the front door, according to Salt Lake police. Officers believe the woman was either struck twice by bullets in the leg, or was struck once by a bullet and once by shrapnel.

The woman's cousin drove her to a local hospital. Investigators believe the woman was not the intended target and that the shooters were actually looking for another house in the neighborhood. Police say the incident is likely gang-related.

Several bullets also hit the victim's car parked in the garage.

The search for the gunman continued Wednesday.