A longtime civilian member of the NYPD who was found shot in the head in a Queens apartment Monday has died, while a downstairs neighbor who was hit by gunfire when she went to check on her remains hospitalized, authorities say.
The two victims – the police aide, a 51-year-old woman with 11 years of NYPD service, the other a woman in her 40s who was shot twice in the torso – were taken to NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst following what A senior official said appears to be a domestic incident at the Fresh Pond Road around 8:15 am
The shooting happened in a third-floor apartment above an electronics store off Palmetto Street. Police say that’s where the 51-year-old NYPD administrative assistant was wounded. Her name hasn’t been released but authorities said at a press conference hours after the shooting she worked in information technology.
Officials said the woman also has relatives who work for the NYPD.
The other victim, her downstairs neighbor, was shot twice when she went upstairs to check on the other woman after hearing some commotion. Cops said the shooter just opened fire on her and may have followed her down the hall, firing.
Police say the shooter is believed to be a 55-year-old man, though they did not share additional information on him or a possible motive in the case as of early Monday afternoon.
The investigation is ongoing.