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Woman Killed by Stray Bullet That Entered Jackson Heights Apartment Wednesday: NYPD

The woman was found inside 91-16 34th Ave. (Google Maps)

Sept. 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 43-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet that went through her bedroom window in Jackson Heights early Wednesday, police said.

Bertha Arriaga, who lived in an apartment on 34th Avenue near 92nd Street, was discovered by her 14-year-old son lying on the floor in her bedroom at around 12:45 a.m., according to police.

He called the police and cops found Arriaga with a gunshot wound to the head and EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police said there were reports of gunfire in the area at the time.

Arriaga had heard noises outside on the street and went to look out the window when she was shot, her brother-in-law told PIX11 News.

Arriaga’s husband, Jorge Aguilar, who was sleeping in another room when the incident occurred, tried to perform CPR on his wife, the news outlet reported.

The victim is also survived by two other sons aged 10 and 6, according to PIX11 News.

Aguilar said that she was an extraordinary wife and a devoted mother.

“She was the best wife of all…She cared deeply about the kids,” Aguilar told PIX11 News.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, police said.

 

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