MOTT HAVEN, N.Y. (WPIX)—The mother of a 9-year-old boy was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in a double shooting in the Bronx, PIX News has learned.
The incident occurred in front of 445 East 146th Street near the intersection of Willis Avenue in the Mott Haven section around 3:20 a.m.
The 24-year-old woman was reportedly an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire.
Witnesses told police the woman was headed back from the laundromat and was shot on the front steps of her building as she was reportedly trying to duck for cover.
Another man was also hit by bullets.
Authorities say the armed suspect was shooting two brothers. The shooting is believed to be gang related.