WILLIAMSBRIDGE, The Bronx (PIX11) -- A 31-year-old woman walking from work early Tuesday was almost home when gunfire erupted in her Bronx neighborhood, striking her in the head, the victim's family said.
Officers on patrol in the neighborhood heard gunshots just before 1 a.m. and rushed toward the sound, police said.
That's when they found Dune Janelle Jacobs lying on the sidewalk near East 213rd Street and Carlisle Place in the Williamsbridge section.
She had been shot once in the head and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
"That's crazy how you could just take somebody’s life like that, somebody who didn't do anything to nobody," said the victim's sister, who spoke exclusively to PIX11 News on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.
A just-promoted chef and much-loved in her neighborhood, Jacobs was walking home from work when she was gunned down.
Police tape, evidence markers and the victim's coat marked the scene where she was killed, and were still there as the sun rose Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear if she was targeted or if the shooting was random.
Police are searching for three subjects who were at the scene then ran away from a white car on Gunther and Givian avenues.
A description of that trio has not been released.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.