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    A 43-year-old woman was shot in the back while walking on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon, and surveillance video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows the moment she realizes she's been hit. Michael George reports.

    (Published Thursday, March 2, 2017)

    A 43-year-old woman was shot in the back while walking on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon, and surveillance video obtained by News 4 shows the moment she realizes she's been hit.

    Police say the woman was shot by a stray bullet in front of 1397 Myrtle Ave. in Bushwick at about 4:30 p.m., according to police. 

    Video shows a man running on the sidewalk, appearing to flee from the apparent shooter. Seconds later, a woman walking behind him suddenly touches her back, realizing she's been shot. She holds her hand to the wound as another bystander runs for help. After a minute, the woman walks on her own to a clinic down the street.

    She was then taken to Wyckoff Hospital, where she's listed in serious but stable condition. 

    Woman Hit by Stray Bullet on Brooklyn Sidewalk: NYPD

    [NY] Woman Hit by Stray Bullet on Brooklyn Sidewalk: NYPD
    A 43-year-old woman was shot in the back while walking on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon, and surveillance video obtained by News 4 shows the moment she realizes she's been hit.
    (Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017)

    Investigators believe she was hit when two males on bicycles fired a gun or guns, and that she was not the intended target. 

    Neighbors were stunned by the reckless shooting.

    "The precinct is over there, right around the corner, the kids' school is there," said Frank Maldonado. "No conscience, they don't think or nothing." 

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