Street renamed to honor Brooklyn mother who died shielding children from gunshots

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A street in Brooklyn was renamed on Saturday, in tribute to a mother who died a hero.

Zurana Horton was killed seven years ago as she dove in front of children to shield them from a barrage of bullets fired from a rooftop near PS 298 on Watkins Street in Brownsville.

Horton's killer was convicted, closing a tragic case, and now the sign stands, helping a community heal - all while keeping her legacy alive.

"Now we should all get together and help each other more, she's living proof of that," says Horton's mother, Denise Peace.

Saturday was proof - that no matter how challenging, one can always find the strength to move forward.

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