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Queens Woman, 23, Fatally Shot In Botched Purse Snatching

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Crime Scene - Graphic: AP

Crime Scene – Graphic: AP

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/CBS 2) — Police are looking for the muggers who shot and killed a Queens woman Sunday night during an attempted robbery.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones Talks to Shocked Neighbors

Rabie Muhammed, 23, was walking with her husband on 204th Street in Hollis at around 8:30 p.m. when three men walking up from Jamaica Avenue wearing hoodies demanded she hand over her purse.

Muhammed refused and a struggle ensued, police said. Shots were fired and Muhammed was struck twice in the torso. Muhammed’s 29-year-old distraught husband was screaming for help, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported but it was too late. Police arrived quickly but the muggers fled the scene without the purse. 

Emergency workers arrived and transported Muhammed to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her husband was not harmed in the attack.

Police are asking the public for help regarding this brutal crime. If anyone has information about this attack, please call Crimestoppers at 1800-577-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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