Woman Shot to Death in St. Nicholas Houses, Police Say

By Jess Wisloski on February 23, 2014 9:45am | Updated on February 23, 2014 4:30pm

 St. Nicholas Houses spans between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem.
St. Nicholas Houses spans between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem.
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CENTRAL HARLEM —  A woman was found dead with a cut on her face and bullet wounds in her torso inside a building at the St. Nicholas Houses early Sunday, police said.

The victim, Mendy Gashier, 24, who lived in East Harlem, was found by housing police responding to a 911 call reporting an unconcious person at 1:49 a.m. inside 240 W.129th St.

Gashier was lying in the sixth floor hallway, with a cut across her face and several gunshot wounds in her midsection, police said. A blood trail led investigators to a vacant apartment on the same floor, the NY Daily News reported.

Rescuers rushed Gashier to Harlem Hospital, but she was declared dead on arrival.

Police said an investigation was ongoing.

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