A student's bra saved her from shooting after the bullet hit the brakes at a Brooklyn block party that killed a 38-year-old gang member of Bloods and injured 11 others.
21-year-old Deniesa Murdaugh was spared from potentially life-threatening wild injuries thanks to her bra, mother Odessa Watson told the New York Post.
She explained that when Emergency Medical Services released her bra to care for her wound, the bullet was on her bra strap and & # 39; just fell out & # 39 ;.
Despite this, there were still bullet fragments in her skin that left a & # 39; scrape & # 39; Watson told the Post.
& # 39; It was a normal bra, & # 39; she added. & # 39; Stringing it, because we are fat girls, is thicker. And it got stuck in the back part of the bra. & # 39;
Queensboro College student Murdaugh was one of the large crowds of locals during & # 39; Old Timers Week & # 39; – an annual community celebration that celebrated its 56th birthday.
When the event started, with the last R&B band of the evening that & # 39; Family Reunion & # 39; from The O & Jays around 23:00, a hail of bullets filled the area, The New York Times reported.
According to the Post. He died of his injuries and another 11 people, including Murdaugh, were injured in the attack.
Two of the other victims would recover, retired Anthony Davis will wait up to two weeks for the bullet to stand and hopefully be removed from his body, according to Post. Another, Dominique Joseph, 25, is recovering at her home in Red Hook.
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College student Deniesa Murdaugh, 21, was caught in the gunfire at a community event in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Fortunately, she was rescued by the wire lining in her bra that caught the bullet, leaving her only a & # 39; grazing & # 39; had
One woman appeared to be in a serious condition after the shooting when she was stretched out to an ambulance by an EMS employee
Numerous police and EMS response teams descended to the area in the aftermath of the mass shooting that assisted the victims
Several victims had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the mass shooting
Jason Pagan, 38, died after being shot wounds in the shooting. According to reported sources, he was the target of the attack and a gang member of Bloods
Police and EMS response teams descended into the area in Brownsville Park on Saturday before the victims were taken to nearby hospitals.
A 9 mm pistol was found nearby on Christopher and Hegeman Avenue, stored in a woman's wallet, the Post reported. According to a source who spoke to the site, a 40-caliber piece was also shot in the exchange.
NYPD Commissioner James O & Neill promised to capture those responsible for the bloodshed on Sunday morning.
A public advocate Jumaane Williams also said at the press conference: “There is no part of the street code that says you can make an event where seniors have fun, period.
& # 39; (This was) a honored event that our seniors come out to enjoy. And damn it, someone shot it & # 39 ;, said the Post.
A representative of the neighborhood in State Assembly said the shooting & # 39; code & # 39; has broken and & # 39; has shaken our community to the core & # 39 ;, said The Times.
More than 100 police officers were on duty at the party minutes before the shooting started.
Pagan was shot awaiting an Uber, The Times reported, his brother or sister also died in a shooting. The victims of the Saturday attack ranged from 21 – 55 years old.
Watson remembered the moments after the gunshots: & We were told that I had to run and when I turned to see, I was hit in the back. I was so scared.
& # 39; I know someone was looking at me, & # 39; she said to the Post. & # 39; I pray for my children every day. & # 39;
Detectives roamed the area, with one abandoned firearm found between discarded cups and bottles lying on the floor after the festival
A witness described the aftermath of the shooting as & # 39; pure pandemonium & # 39; then bewildered victims sought cover
Bystanders are shocked by the massive shooting – with the shooter responsible for the tragedy still great from the early Sunday morning
One witness told The New York Post that the gunfire came as a complete surprise – and did not seem to be caused by an argument.
& # 39; I heard shots and popped away. When I raised my head and the smoke came up, it was pure pandemonium, & he recalled.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio published: & # 39; we had a terrible shooting in Brownsville tonight that shattered a peaceful neighborhood event. Our hearts go out to the victims.
& # 39; We will do everything we can to keep this community safe and get weapons off our streets. & # 39;
The & # 39; Brownsville Old Timers Week & # 39; offers stalls and live entertainment, with a flyer on Facebook showing that the second part of the two-day event started on Saturday at 6:00 PM.
Facebook photos that were placed just a few hours before the recording show a calm scene, with dozens of people enjoying the photo under the leafy party under leafy trees.
The police did not reveal whether they currently have suspects for the fatal incident and are still hunting.
There was a heavy police presence around Brownsville Park overnight
Brownsville Park was the location of the annual community block park of the neighborhood
At the time of the shooting, the area was full of people who & # 39; Brownsville Old Timers Week & # 39; celebrated
A NYPD officer combs the crime scene for clues early on Sunday morning after the area was dropped off to the public
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident and described it as & # 39; terrible shooting & # 39;
The & # 39; Brownsville Old Timers Week & # 39; offers stalls and live entertainment, with a flyer on Facebook showing that the second part of the two-day event started on Saturday evening at 6 p.m.
Facebook photos that were placed just a few hours before the recording show a calm scene, with dozens of people in the photo enjoying the block party under leafy trees
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