TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Police arrest woman who shot her mother in Elliott

Pittsburgh police are searching for 27-year-old India Rayzer, who they believe shot her mother in Elliott early Thursday. Submitted photo

Daily Photo Galleries

By Margaret Harding
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 9:08 a.m.
 

A woman police say shot her mother in Elliott was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, Pittsburgh police said.

Police will charge India Rayzer, 27, with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and gun violations, Zone 6 Cmdr. Scott Schubert said. Police arrested Rayzer about 2:30 p.m. in the West End, he said.

Police said Rayzer knocked on the front door of her mother's house in the 1000 block of Crucible Street about 1:35 a.m. Her mother, 58, looked out the window, saw Rayzer and asked what she was doing at the house, police said. Rayzer then raised a handgun and shot into the house, firing several rounds as her mother, who was not identified, crawled away.

The mother sustained a gunshot wound to her shoulder, police said. She was in stable condition when paramedics took her to Allegheny General Hospital, police said.

Police describe Rayzer as suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Duquesne University football player died by suicide
  2. Steelers not limiting themselves in free agency
  3. Rossi: Pirates must pay for Mr. Right
  4. National Weather Service predicts up to 7 inches of snow before Sunday night
  5. Arrogant media elites mock Middle America
  6. Burnett’s farewell tour wishlist has just 1 item: Pirates World Series
  7. Pittsburgh police searching for man who shot juvenile in Allentown
  8. Winnik impresses Penguins in first workout
  9. Under Rutherford, it’s been a sizeable shakeup for Penguins
  10. Coyotes proliferate despite year-round hunting
  11. Police investigating shooting at Strip District club