Woman Dies of Gunshot Wound After Being Taken to Hospital in Livery Cab

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on December 4, 2013 3:49pm 

 A woman with a gunshot wound to her head died on Tuesday morning at Jamaica Hospital.
A woman with a gunshot wound to her head died on Tuesday morning at Jamaica Hospital.
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QUEENS — A woman died Tuesday morning after being brought to Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound to her head by aquaintences who piled her into a livery cab, police sources said.

The 38-year old Harlem woman, whose name was not immediately released, was brought to the hospital about 10:40 a.m. and pronounced dead, police said.

Police sources said they believe the woman was shot somewhere in the Jamaica area, but the exact location was not known. Sources say a man and a woman who knew the victim put her into a livery cab and drove with her to the hospital.

The man left, while the woman, described as being in her 20s, stayed at the hospital. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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