Shot Kills Woman, 92, in Her Bronx Home

The bullet came through a first floor window

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009  |  Updated 9:18 AM EDT
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Shot Kills Woman, 92, in Her Bronx Home

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Police have identified the 92-year-old woman killed by a bullet that entered her Bronx home through a first-floor window Tuesday evening.

Sadie Mitchell was rushed to a hospital after a bullet pierced a window in her East 224 Street home in Williamsbridge. She died several hours later.

The bullet came through a first floor window and it's unclear if it was a stray or intended for the house, law enforcement officials said. It appears some youths had been in a fight nearby, cops said.

A neighbhor, identified as Mary Fields, told the New York Times Ms. Mitchell was watching tv around the time she was shot.

“She said she was going to fix something to eat and she was going to sit down and watch her game shows,” Ms. Fields said. About 5 or 10 minutes later, Ms. Fields said, Ms. Mitchell called to say she had been shot," she told the paper.

Ms. Fields’s husband, John, said he drove Ms. Mitchell, a devout Catholic, to a nearby convent every Thanksgiving, where she prepared food she had purchased for the homeless, the Times said.

No arrests have been made.

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