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A bullet hole is seen in the window of an apartment at 1108 West 5th Street in Antioch after a woman was shot in the neck while sleeping in the early morning on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The apartment unit was next door to the Antioch Police Department and the victim was rushed to the hospital where she is expected to recover. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)

ANTIOCH -- A 23-year-old woman survived and was expected to recover after she was shot in the back of her neck while sleeping in an Antioch home early Thursday morning, police said.

The woman, who was not identified, was in bed inside a second-floor apartment in the 1100 block of West Fifth Street when gunshots rang out around 4 a.m., police said. The woman's family and several others in the area called 911, and officers found the woman bleeding when they arrived.

Medical personnel took the woman took to a hospital by ambulance, and police said her wounds were not life-threatening. The apartment is a block away from the Antioch Police Department.

Several bullets were fired, police said, and three bullet holes could be seen in one window later Thursday morning. The bullets entered through exterior walls of the apartment, which has a 15-foot dirt lot in front, facing L Street.

No other injuries were reported. Police did not release information about how many other people -- if any -- were inside the apartment at the time.

The gunfire also damaged the apartment's front door, where a stroller and a child's drum set were kept. A child could be seen at the apartment on Thursday morning, but it's not known if the child lives there.

Several people milled about the doorway of the home after police cleared out Thursday morning, but declined to comment.


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The shooting was not random; police believe the shooter intended to fire at the apartment, though the intended target and motive were not known.

The victim and residents of the apartment are cooperating with police, authorities said.

With the investigation in its initial stages, police were urging anyone with information about the shooting to call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441. Text anonymous tips to 274637 using the keyword ¿"Antioch."

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh. Contact David DeBolt in Antioch at 925-779-7166 and follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.