CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Coney Island residents say they the neighborhood is progressively becoming more dangerous after a woman was struck in the face Thursday.
Larisa Lyubina, 57, was just two blocks from home around 7:30 p.m. when she was caught in the crossfire and took a stray bullet to her right jaw while she was walking between Mermaid Avenue and West 33rd Street, police said.
Police are still searching for the suspect who fired the gun. They released surveillance video of two cars taken from a nearby MTA bus Saturday. They believe one of the two men who got out of the silver four-door Mercedes opened fire on another man who got out of the blue suburban.
It isn’t known if he returned fire.
Coney Island residents said that the neighborhood is just getting scarier and scarier.
“I’m nervous, it gets hot,” Keisha Powell, neighbor, told PIX11. “A lot of stuff happens,” Powell added.
“It’s not safe, stay inside, Daquan Williams, neighbor, added.
“It’s crazy dangerous,” Frank Ham, a Coney Island neighbor, told PIX11 News. “Drugs, violence. It’s scary around here.”
“We need more police,” a woman who would only give her first name, Jane said.
Lyubina was rushed to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Her neighbors at the Gravesend Houses said she is a devoted mother of three children.