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Young Bronx Woman Dies In Crossfire Sunday

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Yaritza Pacheco (credit: CBS 2)

Yaritza Pacheco (credit: CBS 2)


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a young woman shot and killed in the Bronx was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire.

Yaritza Pacheco, 24, was fatally hit by a stray bullet fired as she walked to a store on East 174th Street in the Tremont section. Police say the bullet struck her in the neck.  She ran and then collapsed.

Residents set up a makeshift memorial at the site where she died.

According to 1010 WINS, Pacheco was a manager at an Applebee’s restaurant and the mother of a toddler.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg. Reports say he may have been the intended target.

Police have made no arrests.

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