Woman Killed, Another Hurt in Brooklyn Shooting

By Theodore ParisienneAidan Gardiner and Ben Fractenberg  on February 5, 2013 10:33am  | Updated on February 5, 2013 5:01pm

EAST FLATBUSH — A woman was killed and another hurt after being shot in the basement of an East Flatbush home Tuesday morning.

The women — ages 63 and 37 — were shot inside 359 E. 25th St., near Clarendon Road, just before 10 a.m., according to fire officials.

The older woman was struck in the chest while the other victim was grazed in the head, police said.

"She was talking — she was crying," said neighbor Roslyn Hunter, 64, of the 37-year-old victim. "It's horrible."

Both victims were rushed to Kings County Hospital, where the 63-year-old woman died. The other victim was in stable condition, police said.

Detectives and Emergency Service Unit cops swarmed the home to investigate the shooting, which sources said was preceded by an argument.

A man, 70, was arrested, police said. A firearm was also seized.

Yanick Puzo, 60, who lives on the block, said she saw the older woman being taken out of the house.

"She was lying down on the gurney and both her arms were limp, hanging off of the side," she said. "She looked lifeless, but they did not cover her face."

Puzo said she was surprised the shooting happened on the block, which has been named the "greenest" in Brooklyn and which Puzo described as a "very, very quiet block."

Roland Roberts, who has lived on the street for 11 years, said the neighbors take pride in the area's appearance.

"Every year we enter the Greenest Block in Brooklyn [competition] and we usually win every other year," Roberts said. "We take care of our houses, we keep the street clean, we all have our garden in the summer. It's a nice block."

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