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3 Charged With Gang Assault in Death of Brooklyn Woman

Police say Vanessa Rivera was attacked Jan. 21; she died Feb. 2 at a hospital

Three people face gang assault charges in the death of a 42-year-old Brooklyn woman who was found with trauma to her body and face last month, authorities say. 

Police responding to a 911 call at Brooklyn's Surfside Gardens Houses Jan. 21 found Vanessa Rivera badly injured. She was taken to a hospital, where she died about two weeks later. 

A 37-year-old woman, a 29-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were arrested. It wasn't clear if they knew the victim prior to the attack. 

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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