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Woman Shot in the Chest in Bedford-Stuyvesant

By Julie Shapiro | August 28, 2012 9:50pm | Updated on August 29, 2012 6:44pm

BROOKLYN — Police have arrested a man for shooting a woman in the chest in Bedford-Stuyvesant Tuesday evening.

Around 2:45 a.m., cops arrested Teddy Love for attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, a police spokesman said. 

The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot just after 9:15 p.m. on Herkimer Street near Rochester Avenue, an FDNY spokesman said.

She was taken to Kings County Hospital, where her condition was not immediately known, the FDNY spokesman said.

Kevin Smith, 40, said he found the victim bloody and sitting on the stoop. 

"I don't know where the [expletive] she came from," he said. "She sat down on my stoop. She was bleeding. There was a lot of blood; it's a gun shot wound."

"All she said to me was that she wanted to go to the hospital, so I called 911 for her," Smith added. "When the ambulance came, I went back inside."

Colis Wilson, who has owned and lived in the building since 1978, said he heard an argument "and some scuffling" on the third floor between 9 and 9:30 p.m. 

"I didn't know what it was, so I lowered the volume on my TV so I could get a better hearing," Wilson, 79, said. "But by that time, it had subsided, and almost immediately thereafter, somebody came flying down the stairs as if they were escaping. I did not see the person, but I heard them."

"I did not hear any shots fired," Wilson added, "but I heard rumbling and a disturbance during the process."