Benjamin Berkowitz

Two Elderly Queens Women Shot in Their Own Kitchen by Stray Bullets From Outside Fight

What to Know

  • Stray bullets grazed two Queens women as they walked around their kitchen late Wednesday, authorities say
  • The women, ages 82 and 74, were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries; their window was totally blasted out
  • Police recovered ballistic evidence at the scene; no arrests have been made

Two Queens women were walking around their kitchen Wednesday night when they got the shocks of their lives - stray bullets whizzing through their house and striking both of them.

The women, ages 82 and 74, were walking around their kitchen and hallway area at their home on 136th Avenue in Laurelton when shots rang out amid an outdoor dispute around 11:30 p.m. Footage from the scene showed at least one window of their home completely shattered.

Both were grazed, one in the shoulder and one in the forearm, and transported to Jamaica Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

It was not immediately clear if the two women were related in any way, nor was it clear what prompted the gunfire outside their home.

Police recovered ballistic evidence at the scene. There was no suspect information as of early Thursday and no arrests had been made. 

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