Woman Shot to Death in Bed-Stuy Across the Street From Shooting Memorial

By Paul DeBenedetto on July 7, 2014 4:44pm 

 A woman was killed and a man critically injured in a Bed-Stuy shooting, just hours after a memorial service had occurred across the street in connection to an unrelated slaying. Tamecca Haskins, 32, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
A woman was killed and a man critically injured in a Bed-Stuy shooting, just hours after a memorial service had occurred across the street in connection to an unrelated slaying. Tamecca Haskins, 32, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A woman was shot to death and a man riddled with bullets just feet from an unrelated memorial to a shooting victim in Bed-Stuy early Sunday, police and witnesses said.

Tamecca Haskins, 32, and a 34-year-old man were shot shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday outside 180 Lefferts Place, directly across the street from where a memorial celebration had taken place earlier that night in honor of Jason Lewis, a 34-year-old father of three and Lefferts Place resident who was shot and killed in a Clinton Hill diner last January after a dispute with another customer, witnesses said. The service was in honor of Lewis' birthday.

Haskins was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The 34-year-old man, whose name was not released, was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, according to the NYPD.

Friends and family planned a candlelight vigil on Tuesday to celebrate Haskins' life.

There have been no arrests in the Sunday shooting, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

The shooting came just 90 minutes after a 25-year-old man was shot by an unidentified shooter on the steps of 184 MacDonough St., approximately a mile away. The man was rushed to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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