37-year-old woman killed by stray bullet in Queens shooting

ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a woman died from a stray bullet to the head in Queens Friday night.

Police say the 37-year-old woman was shot just before 8:30 p.m. on the northwest corner of 48th Street and Broadway in Astoria.

She was taken to a nearby Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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It's not clear if the woman was the intended target.

However, witnesses believe the victim was an innocent bystander.

"It was just so loud, so loud -- all you hear is bop bop bop -- and all you see is people scattering and running away," deli owner Zal Alradai said.

Authorities say she was less than a block away from her home when she was shot in the head.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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