Woman Shot, Killed at NYC Public Housing Complex Where Mayoral Candidates Spent the Night

Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner spent Saturday night with different host families at the Lincoln Houses complex

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013  |  Updated 2:43 PM EDT
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Woman Shot, Killed at Public Housing Where Pols Spent Night

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Mayoral candidates Anthony Weiner, left, and Christine Quinn, right, sat on a bench with Al Sharpton outside the public housing where they spent the night.

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Police say a woman has been shot and killed at a New York City public housing complex where five mayoral candidates recently spent a night to spotlight problems.

The 25-year-old woman was shot early Tuesday at the Lincoln Houses complex in Harlem.

Police say she apparently argued with another woman before the shooting. They're searching for a suspect.

Democratic candidates Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner stayed with different families in the complex Saturday night. They were there to examine mold, holes in walls and other issues.

Local advocacy groups organized the sleepover to highlight conditions in Lincoln and other complexes run by the New York City Housing Authority.

Thompson, Liu and de Blasio said Tuesday that the violence emphasizes the need to improve public housing conditions.

Quinn and Weiner didn't immediately comment.

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