Cops seek shooter who gunned down 42-year-old woman in Crown Heights

Officers from the 77th Precinct probe a fatal shooting at 697 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights.
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Cops in Brooklyn are looking for the shooter who gunned down a 42-year-old woman in front of an apartment building on Wednesday night.

Police said the murder happened at about 9:41 p.m. on Aug. 4 on Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Prospect Place in Crown Heights.

Officers from the 77th Precinct responded to a 911 report of gunfire and found the victim at the location unconscious and unresponsive with bullet wounds to her head and leg.

EMS units rushed her to Interfaith Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld her identity, pending family notification.

At this point in the investigation, police did not have information about a possible motive for the shooting, or the circumstances surrounding the homicide. Detectives are also looking for further information about the suspect’s description.

No arrests have been made in the ongoing probe, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the murder can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story first appeared on amNewYork.