Police in New Jersey are looking for a man who allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed a 63-year-old woman on the street Thursday, causing the gun to go off as he attacked her and then kicking her as she lay on the ground.
The victim was leaving her grandchildren's Green Street home in Elizabeth around 5:30 p.m., after caring for the children as she does each day, according to her family.
The robber then approached her and pistol-whipped her, causing the gun to go off. The bullet missed the victim and pierced a nearby stone wall.
The woman's grandson said she was pushed down the stairs as her purse was stolen, and the robber continued to beat her, kicking her while she was on the ground.
At some point, the suspect took off while she dragged herself back inside for help.
Police and EMS officers responded and transported the woman to University Hospital in Newark, where she was in stable condition.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Elizabeth Police.