A woman who was found dead with a gunshot wound to her head in Brooklyn was attending a vigil for a man who was also gunned down, according to New York City police.
Officers responding to a call about gunfire found Shalimar Birkett, a 32-year-old woman from Queens, lying on Park Place in the Brownsville section of the borough around 11 p.m. on Monday. Police say Birkett was at a vigil for 31-year-old Miles Bobbsemple who was shot and killed earlier in the day.
Bobbsemple was shot in the chest and later died at NYC Health & Hospitals/Kings County, according to the NYPD.
Authorities are searching for a white sedan seen leaving the scene at the time of the shooting, police said. So far, no arrests have been made in either shooting.
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Investigations are ongoing for both incidents and at this point, it's unclear if the shootings are related.