Mother of 7 dies, 2nd arrest, Coney Island shooting

June 11, 2010 7:44:19 PM PDT
What began as an argument between a man and a teenage girl erupted into a shooting on Coney Island that killed a mother of 7.The 36-year-old Victoria Rogucki died Friday at Lutheran Hospital.

The mother of 7, was just trying to get her children out of harms way, was shot in the head Wednesday night.

She was shot as she stepped out of her first-floor apartment at the O'Dwyer Garden Houses. She walked out in the middle of an argument involving her 16-year-old daughter and a man in the courtyard of the complex.

The woman's 19-year-old son, Lorenzo, also tried to intervene in the violent confrontation. That's when the gunfire erupted.

"They were arguing outside, and somebody there pulled out a gun and started shooting people," one witness said. "And she got hit in the head."

Detectives believe that there were 2 people that fired guns during this incident.

Police have arrested one of those individuals identified as the victim's son, 17-year Ishmel Rogucki. He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

The second suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Isa Johnson of Brooklyn.

He is charged with 2nd degree murder, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Meanwhile, an accident took place 19 blocks away from the scene that appears to be connected to the shooting. Two people involved in the accident were injured in the shooting and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Another victim, who ran from the scene, suffered a graze wound to the neck. All the victims were brought to Lutheran Hospital.


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