A Wyandanch baby-sitter was shot and seriously wounded Thursday night when someone fired a gun repeatedly into a home where she was caring for three young children, Suffolk police said.

The children were unhurt, and First Squad detectives said they did not know why shots were fired at her house.

The baby-sitter, Tabetha Antonelli, 25, lives at the Elk Street home where she was shot while taking care of the children. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip" id="PLGEO0000764NY">West Islip where she was admitted in serious condition.

The shots were fired at 10:50 p.m., as Antonelli "was in a first floor front bedroom baby-sitting three young children when she was struck multiple times in her torso," a Friday police report said."Due to the severe nature of her injuries, it may be necessary to have her transferred to the Stony Brook University" id="OREDU0000146">Stony Brook University Medical Center for further treatment," the report said. Detectives ask anyone who may have information about this incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152; or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.