Woman Found Dead of Gunshot to Head in Bronx Alleyway: NYPD

A 32-year-old woman was found dead in a Bronx alleyway Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound to the head, officials say.

Police swarmed the scene on White Plains Road in the Wakefield neighborhood at about 8 a.m. after getting 911 calls and found Sarisse Respass dead.

"She was a sweetheart," said neighbor Carl Wilson. "She was very kind. She was cool with everybody. Never no problems." 

Wilson said he heard loud banging outside the apartment building about 2 or 3 in the morning, but he didn't know what was happening. 

Crowds gathered through the day, wondering who pulled the trigger. A woman who said she was a friend of Respass was in shock.

"I'm anxious, I'm upset. I don't know," said the woman, who didn't want to give her name.

Police have not made an arrest. 

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