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2 women struck by stray bullets inside Queens home: police

Posted at 4:07 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 04:08:56-04

LAURELTON, Queens—Two women were grazed after stray bullets penetrated the window of their Queens home, police said Thursday.

Two women grazed by stray bullets in Queens (photos courtesy family)

The incident happened Wednesday, shortly before 11:40 p.m. at 220-18 136th Ave.

Bula Clark, 74, and Mavis Claggett, 82, were sitting at a kitchen table watching the NBA finals, near the hallway area when shots rang out near their Laurelton home, police said.

Stray bullets pierced their kitchen window, striking the 74-year-old woman in the forearm and the 82-year-old woman in the shoulder, according to police.

Both women were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"We don't have no argument with nobody [sic]." Claggett told reporters she lived in the house since 1978 and "nothing like this ever happened."

The women are lifelong friends, and Clark was visiting Claggett from Jamaica.

The investigation remains ongoing.

No arrests have been made.

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