Woman Shot in Head, Killed on Bronx Street

The 43-year-old woman, identified as Kenia Castillo-Reyes, was near Coster Street and Spofford Avenue when she was sho

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012  |  Updated 6:42 PM EDT
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Woman Shot in Head, Killed on Bronx Street

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A Bronx woman died after being shot in the head on a street corner in Hunts Point late Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

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Police said the 43-year-old woman, identified as Kenia Castillo-Reyes, was near Coster Street and Spofford Avenue when she was shot at about 4 p.m.

She was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where she later died.

Police are searching for a male seen running from the area. 

A man working nearby said he heard a barrage of gunshots he initially thought were noises from a nearby construction site. 

But when he emerged from the store, he saw a woman lying on the ground. 

"She wasn't moving at all," said Alex Tejara. "She was shot by the head, from what I saw." 

A nearby school delayed its dismissal as police responded to the shooting. No one was hurt, however.

A motive in the shooting wasn't clear. Police are still investigating. 

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