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

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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

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