Monday, August 3, 2009

Another bite out of the Big Apple

Very sad, caught in a firefight between two thugs shooting it out.

May she rest in peace.

May the police find who did this. Amen.

Elderly woman murdered at Surfside Gardens

MYFOXNY.COM - An elderly woman was shot in front of the Surfside Garden Houses in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn. She later died at the hospital.

The victim was identified as 87-year-old Anna Surman of 2950 West 31 Street.

It happened about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Someone called 9-1-1 to report a woman shot at 2960 West 31st Street. Surman had been caught in the crossfire between two men firing guns at each other.

Police found Surman with a gunshot wound in her neck. Emergency crews rushed her to Lutheran Hospital but it was too late.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.

The murder took place a few blocks from the famous Coney Island boardwalk. The New York City Council recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of plans backed by Michael Bloomberg, New York's mayor, to build hotels, housing and a new entertainment complex on Coney Island.

The murder was just part of a bloody day in Brooklyn. Seven people were stabbed during a fight at a subway station early Sunday morning. Apparently two groups of men began arguing on Crescent Avenue and Fulton Street. Six of the men were stabbed on the streets, and another man was chased down into the Crescent Avenue subway station where he was stabbed.

All seven stabbing victims are expected to survive.

In another unrelated attack from the morning, police found an unidentified man shot twice at the corner of Newport Avenue and Osborn Street in Brooklyn. He was listed in critical condition on Sunday afternoon.