BROWNSVILLE – A 45-year-old woman was fatally shot this morning just before 5:45 a.m.
On Tuesday, November 10, cops responded to a 911 call of a woman shot on Chester Street near Livonia Avenue. When they arrived, they found a woman with gunshot wounds to the chest and groin. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital and was soon pronounced dead. Cops have not yet released her name.
Murders have more than doubled this year in the 73rd Precinct, going from 11 in 2019 to 24 in 2020 so far, according to NYPD data. The number of shooting incidents has nearly tripled, going from 30 in 2019 to 85 this year so far. As for the number of shooting victims, there were 48 last year and 105 in 2020. The numbers were last updated on November 1.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
This story has been updated at 2:55 p.m. on Nov. 13 to reflect that the victim has been identified as 45-year-old Kimberly Grant. Leroy Worrell, 49, has been charged in regard to the homicide of Grant.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.