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Woman, 29, Killed, 3 Others Wounded in Brooklyn Shooting

The investigation is ongoing

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    The NYPD is looking for the shooter in the violent attack that took the life of a young mother. John Noel reports. (Published Friday, Aug 31, 2012)

    Police say a 28-year-old woman died and three other people were wounded when gunfire erupted in Brooklyn Thursday night.

    Shots rang out on Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens just afer 9 p.m. Authorities found Fatima Gordon with a gunshot wound to the back. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

    "She was a beautiful young girl, looking forward to going to nursing school," said Vera Reid, Gordon's grandmother. "She was an innocent young person."

    Relatives said she was on her way to the store with her mother, brother and young son when bullets started flying.

    "There were a lot of gunshots, and when I came outside, I saw the lady on the floor. She was dead," said witness Malik Wilson, who called 911 as he rushed to Gordon's side.

    A 13-year-old boy, Aaron Munoz, was grazed by a bullet in the back. He told NBC 4 New York, "All we heard were the gunshots. We all hit the floor, and then I was like, 'I think I got shot.' I pulled up my shirt, and we saw the blood just coming out."

    Munoz was treated and released from the hospital.

    Two other victims, a 29-year-old man who was grazed in the torso, and a 26-year-old man who was shot in the right arm and buttocks, were taken to the hospital by private means.

    No arrests have been made.

    The investigation is ongoing. A $12,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter. 

     

    City Councilman Mathieu Eugene said he wanted the community to coalesce to stand against the latest round of violence in Brooklyn.

    "What I'm going to do is call the leaders in the community, to the pastors, to come together, to rally against violence," he said. "We cannot give up. We have to continue."

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