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Woman, 79, Shot And Wounded In The Bronx

Multiple Shots Fired Just Blocks From Yankee Stadium
A 79-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet Monday in the Bronx. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

A 79-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet Monday in the Bronx. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 79-year-old woman was shot and wounded Monday afternoon just blocks from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, the woman and her daughter were walking right past one of the Yankee Stadium parking garages when she was shot. She was hit by a stray bullet around 4 p.m. at 153rd Street and River Avenue, in the Concourse Village section of the Bronx, police said.

After she was wounded, the woman got into a car and was going to be taken by her family to the hospital, but an ambulance arrived and took her instead, witnesses said.

She was taken to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, where she was reported critical condition as of Monday night, police said.

Shaker Zindani was working at a bodega at the corner described the scene.

“I heard three shots. We didn’t know what was going on,” he said. “Then we heard a woman is shot.”

Zindani said he saw her wounded in the side and being taken into an ambulance.

Police said the gunman fled in a silver sport-utility vehicle – possibly a Volkswagen. His intended target was not clear.

Neighbor Luisa Zapata said gunfire is not all that uncommon, particularly once baseball season is over.

“As soon as we come out the door, that’s what we’re afraid of when we leave the block,” she said.

The woman was expected to recover from her injuries.

The investigation into the shooting continued Monday evening, with crime scene tape at the scene.

There was no lead on any suspect, 1010 WINS reported.

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