Woman dead after broad daylight shooting in Park Slope

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Police on scene at a shooting in Park Slope.
Photo by Ben Verde

A woman was killed during a mid-afternoon shooting in Park Slope, according to the NYPD. 

Police say a gun-toting woman shot 52-year-old Nichelle Thomas, who lived nearby on Warren Street, once in the head on Fourth Avenue near St. Mark’s Place at around 1:00 pm. Paramedics rushed the victim to Methodist Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:26 pm.

Police identified the shooter as 38-year-old Latisha Bell, who the Daily News reported was the ex-girlfriend of the victim.

Blood, grapes, and CPR equipment at the crime scene.Photo by Ben Verde

At the crime scene, a bag of grapes, a small pool of blood, and a discarded piece of medical equipment could be seen on the ground while police taped off the area. 

Gun violence is exceedingly rare in Park Slope, with this being the first incident recorded in the 78th precinct in 2021, according to city data.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.