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Woman Found Shot To Death In Harlem Housing Complex

A 30-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nicholas Houses on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

A 30-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nicholas Houses on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 24-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nichols Houses in Harlem early Sunday morning, police said.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, police received a call shortly before 2 a.m. that the woman was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to her torso and cuts on her face. She was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital a short time later.

Police have identified the woman as Mendy Gashier, who lived at 60 E. 135th St.

Two teenage boys told Miller the sixth-floor apartment where the woman was found is notorious for throwing rowdy parties and playing loud music.

“It’s certain people,” one of the boys said. “They just go crazy just because they have the opportunity to.”

The boys said they were not allowed back in the building this morning until police gave the go-ahead.

Police have not released the victim’s name.

No arrests have been made. Cops are still investigating.

Neighbors said the housing complex is relatively quiet these days. Police have maintained a constant presence there since the Harlem Children’s Zone opened, a $100 million charter school, located across the street.

“That don’t usually happen over here, so I was surprised,” a woman told Miller.

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