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Over A Dozen Alleged Drug Dealers Busted In Brooklyn After Shooting Of Mother

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Zurana Horton was killed amid crossfire in Brownsville Friday afternoon. (credit: handout)

Zurana Horton was killed amid crossfire in Brownsville Friday afternoon. (credit: handout)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - 1800 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn drew the attention of narcotics investigators after a was killed by a stray bullet while picking up her child from school.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Story

“Someone on the rooftop of 1800 Pitkin was firing off the roof and she was caught in the middle of it and she died. It was a very tragic story which I think gripped all of us,” said special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan.

That tragic death of Zurana Horton took place in October of 2011.

Brennan said Wednesday that police made 14 arrests, seized marijuana packaged in Sour Patch wrappers and 200 viles crack cocaine, and got three guns out of one apartment.

All of that was found in a safe stashed inside an oven.

Brennan said they knew they had to get to get to the drug dealers to get to source of the violence.

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