Woman, feeding cats, caught in crossfire

August 3, 2009 4:00:15 PM PDT
Police are searching for the suspects who gunned down an an elderly woman in Brooklyn.The 87-year-old victim, Anna Surman, was in the courtyard of her Coney Island apartment complex, feeding cats, when she was hit Sunday.

There was some kind of shootout, and Surman was caught in the crossfire.

The crime scene tape and a police officer at the scene of the shooting underscore an underlying current of unease.

"It really hurt my soul," neighbor Katherine Mangaine said. "It really hurt me."

Surman was reportedly tending to stray cats that she often cared for in the courtyard gardens when a bullet hit her in the neck. Investigators believe at least two men arguing may have fired at each other.

One neighbor, inside the building at the time, reports hearing several shots.

"If you hear a gun go off, anybody would get nervous," An Davis said. "Because you don't where it is or who it is."

Uniformed officers are posted around the complex, as detectives work to find those responsible. They are hoping a security camera in a building across the street will provide some clues.

Meanwhile, those knew who new Surman are in mourning. And they are concerned that Surman won't be the last innocent victim.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Bill King


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