Woman shot and killed by another woman outside Queens home: NYPD

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SOUTH JAMAICA, Queens — Police launched an investigation Friday morning after a woman was fatally shot multiple times by another woman right outside her Queens home, according to the NYPD.

Authorities said officers responded around 6:20 a.m. to a 911 call of a person shot on Foch Boulevard, between 155th and Barron streets, in the South Jamaica neighborhood.

Upon arrival, responding officers found a 39-year-old woman lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds to her chest and back, officials said.

EMS rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced dead, police said.

Officials later identified the victim as Dawn Peterson of Queens, adding that she lived right near where she was shot.

The suspect was described as a woman wearing a black jacket. No further information or surveillance images were immediately available.

No arrests had been made, as of Friday morning.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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