Woman shot in the head while walking home from work

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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.

Dune Janelle Jacobs, 31, was shot and killed as she walked from work to her home in the Bronx on Dec. 2, 2014. (Photo: Family)

Dune Janelle Jacobs, 31, was shot and killed as she walked from work to her home in the Bronx on Dec. 2, 2014. (Photo: Family)

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.


    • Fisk

      John, you should learn to spell before you make ridiculous statements. Just my two cents though. And I’m sure you were waiting for this moment. Pathetic.

      • eddie

        John i agree with u.. when its black on black crime noone wants to talk about that or protest. But when isolated incidents when a white cop kills a black man they go nuts.. and yes i believe eric garner was wrongfully killed n that officer should stand trial. But can’t pick n choose when we want to protest.

  • alex

    So tragic and so sad. I’m very sorry for the lost of the family, may the lord give them the strenght, and peace they need at such time. May she rest in peace this young lady. My condolences go out to this family.

  • Bundy

    Where is Al Sharpton? He should be all over this. Instead he is promoting racism and unrest. The Bronx is burning!

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