FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx (PIX11) — A 61-year-old woman was killed by a gunshot wound to the back in the Bronx on Monday night.

She was walking near East 188th Street and Creston Avenue when a dispute between two groups of men broke out, police said. Multiple guns were pulled out and someone opened fire, striking the woman.

The woman was not involved in the dispute and was the victim of a stray bullet. Police described her as a “complete innocent bystander.”

When officers arrived, the woman was bleeding heavily, police said. Officers called for medical services and performed CPR. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said. She was pronounced deceased there.

No arrests have been made. Police have not yet released any description of the suspect in the shooting.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell was on scene after the shooting. She said the area of the Bronx has an NYPD neighborhood safety team.

“We are absolutely focused on curbing the violence in the city,” she said.

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