NEW YORK, NY – A tragic shooting in Bedford Park early Saturday morning left a 40-year-old woman dead and her two nephews injured, according to the NYPD.
The shooting occurred at 226 East 203 St. just after 5 a.m. when police received a call for an ongoing assault. The woman was shot multiple times in the torso, while her 8-year-old nephew was shot in the left arm and her 16-year-old nephew was shot in the buttocks.
Police have taken a person into custody, although they have not released the identity of the individual or their connection to the victims. Authorities are investigating the possibility that the shooter may have been the woman’s boyfriend, with a neighbor indicating that the victim may have been in an abusive relationship.
The two boys were transported to nearby hospitals and are in stable condition, according to the NYPD.
This tragic incident has left the community reeling, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation. The NYPD is working tirelessly to bring justice to the victims and their family as they navigate through this difficult time.