43-year-old woman pistol-whipped during Brooklyn robbery

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A 43-year-old woman was pistol-whipped in the head during an apparent robbery in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. near 376 Montauk Avenue in the East New York section.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police originally thought she had been shot, but later updated to say she had only been pistol-whipped.

The circumstances of the robbery are not yet known, and this investigation is ongoing.

It was unclear if any suspects are in custody.

Stay with abc7NY for the latest on this developing story.