Deputies say the 91-year-old woman was attacked around 2 a.m. Thursday morning at her home on the 86-hundred block of 11th Street near California Avenue.
Deputies say the suspect broke into the home. Moments later he came across the victim and her daughter.
That's when the elderly woman was shot in the face. Her daughter was not injured.
The victim was flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno where she had surgery.
The victim's condition has not been released.
Deputies are upset this happened on a holiday when the victim was planing to spend time with her family
"It's frustrating," Leo Lopez of the Fresno County Sheriff's Department said. "You just don't expect this."
Deputies have not yet released any information about who attacked the woman.