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A Madison woman was struck by a bullet while sleeping in her North Side apartment early Thursday, police said.

Authorities received several calls reporting gun shots in the area at about 1:40 a.m., and a short time later a woman called to report that she had been grazed by a bullet while sleeping in her apartment in the 200 block of Kennedy Heights, Madison police said.

The 48-year-old woman told police she also heard a "pop" and felt a burning in her arm, but stayed down, afraid, not knowing what had just happened. When she got up and looked in a mirror, she realized she had been hit.

The woman was seen by paramedics but did not wish to go to a hospital, police said.

Police determined that the gun shot traveled from outside into her apartment, and the bullet was found lodged in her bed.

"It's fortunate that we don't have a homicide," Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

Police said it does not appear the woman was targeted.

No arrests had been made.

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