Arrests made in Brooklyn shooting that left mom dead

October 25, 2011 8:15:17 PM PDT
Three suspects were arrested in the shooting of three people near a Brownsville school in which a mother of 12 was killed trying to protect other children.

Tuesday night, Zurana Horton's family and friends celebrated the arrests.

However, they declined to talk on camera as they sat in front of the candles and photographs of the 34-year-old mother of 12.

Only memories remain after she was gunned down on Friday outside a grocery store while shielding school children from PS 298 from the barrage of bullets fired from a rooftop.

There is no sympathy for the suspects in this neighborhood.

For most of the evening the suspects were being held at the 73rd Precinct.

Under arrest are three brothers: 22-year-old Jonathan Carrasquillo, 17-year-old Kristian Lopez, and 18-year-old Andrew Lopez.

According to police it was Andrew Lopez who fired the fatal shots.

"There was a dispute. We believe Andrew's brother was involved in a fight on the street. Andrew went to the roof top attending to some sort of retaliation and he fired his weapon from the roof top," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

And just like that lives have been changed and lost.

A bullet grazed an 11-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman was shot and seriously wounded, but survived.

Zurana Horton is gone forever.

Gerald Seabrooks of the NYC Clergy Task Force represents several groups that have pledged to help Horton's children.

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