A 26-year-old Penal housewife survived being shot in the head after she was attacked by a gunman in her home.

Dana Ramkhelawan was discharged from the hospital after the bullet was extracted.

Police said around 8:30 pm on Sunday, Ramkhelawan and her common-law husband Anthony Cromwell were at their Penal home when there was a knock at the front door. When Cromwell opened the door, he saw a masked man pointing a gun at him. Fearful for his life, he ran into the bedroom area.

He then heard a loud explosion.

According to police Cromwell found his wife in the kitchen suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Ramkhelawan was taken to the Siparia Health Facility where a doctor extracted a projectile from her head. She was transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where she received further treatment and was discharged.

Penal police are continuing investigations..