NYPD: 61-year-old woman fatally struck by stray bullet identified

Police have identified the 61-year-old woman who was fatally shot by a stray bullet in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2022, 9:31 AM

Updated 800 days ago

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Police have identified the 61-year-old woman who was fatally shot by a stray bullet in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday night.
The victim was identified as Juana Esperanza Soriano de Perdomo. Police say de Perdomo was shopping on East 188th Street when shots rang out. De Perdomo was walking down the street when she was shot in the back.
Cellphone video shows witnesses watched as the 61-year-old was taken away in a stretcher. She was then rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital where she later died.
Police tell News 12 the shooting started after two groups of men got into an argument.
Officers say it is unclear why the two groups were fighting, but the deadly shooting comes just four days after a 12-year-old boy was fatally struck by a stray bullet in Brooklyn while he was eating in a car.
The killings of two innocent bystanders in just one week is renewing calls against gun violence.
"We have to have a regard for human life in this city. We have to value life and too many of these individuals that possess guns are repeat offenders who have no regard for life," says Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson.
"This precinct does have a Neighborhood Safety Team and they also have supplemental deployment. We're putting additional resources in the area as well," says NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell.
The area of the shooting is patrolled by officers from the 46th Precinct, which has deployed Neighborhood Safety Teams to help curb gun violence. The NYPD says they will be putting even more manpower in that same area in the wake of this deadly shooting.
The NYPD is still on scene searching for whoever pulled the trigger.


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