Woman shot dead near Brookdale Hospital, domestic murder suspected

Brookdale Hospital. Google Maps photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A woman was fatally shot and killed early this morning behind Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville, according to a police report.

Shalema Gaskin, 32, of 9720 Kings Highway was fatally shot in the neck at the corner of Hegeman Avenue and East 98 Street at around 3:10 this morning, police says. 

"The victim was removed to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced DOA. There are no arrest(s) and the investigation is ongoing."

ABC7 reports that Gaskin had just taken her eight-year-old child to Brookdale for an asthma attack and was shot shortly thereafter. ABC says that police is investigating the possibilit of a domestic murder.


December 11, 2012 - 11:41am



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