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Woman killed by crossfire in Brooklyn

July 11, 2009 9:00:09 PM PDT
Gunfire left an innocent woman dead in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.It happened at the Bushwick housing project at 140 Moore Street.

Police say 44-year-old Jesselle Page was sitting on a bench watching her 8-year-old nephew play when she was shot on Friday afternoon.

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Around 4:45 p.m., two men started shooting at each other nearby, investigators said.

One of the bullets hit the woman in her upper body.

Page was taken to Woodhull Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police arrested one person, 24-year-old Terrance Villanueva, but the second suspect remained at large.

Villanueva was arrested Saturday on murder and weapons possession charges. A possible telephone number for him rang unanswered, and police didn't know whether he had a lawyer.

Published reports say Page's 8-year-old nephew has barely spoken since the shooting. The victim's brother says she was a devoted aunt with no children of her own.


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