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Pregnant mom dies shielding schoolchildren from rooftop gunman in Brooklyn
NY Daily News ^ | October 21, 2011 | BY Kerry Burke, Mark Morales, Bob Kappstatter AND Rocco Parascandola

Posted on 10/22/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT by Immerito

A gunman perched on a Brooklyn rooftop opened fire Friday, grazing an 11-year-old girl and killing a pregnant woman who was shielding several of her kids.

A second woman was wounded when the the gunman unleashed a hail of bullets from atop a building near Public School 298 in Brownsville about 2:30 p.m., police said.

Zurana Horton, the 33-year-old pregnant woman, was hit in the head in front of the Lucky Supermarket at Pitkin Ave. and Watkins St. after she threw herself over a group of children, cops and witnesses said.

"Moments before, she was seen hovering over several children to protect them," NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brooklyn; brooklynshooting; newyork; rooftopgunman; sniper; zuranahorton

1 posted on 10/22/2011 6:35:50 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

I’d like a bent spoon and 5 minutes with that shooter...


2 posted on 10/22/2011 6:37:32 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: Immerito

What??? I thought NY had all those great gun laws that keeps things like this from happening.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 6:43:34 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Immerito
Unspeakably horrible.

Here's a picture from the article:

I wonder how much that graffiti on the wall had to do with the crime here.

4 posted on 10/22/2011 6:45:08 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Immerito

Interesting. The dead woman had 13 children. I could not tell whether she was married conservative Christian, married Muslim or a welfare woman.

Sadly those are the only three groups having big families, and the Christians, not so much.


5 posted on 10/22/2011 6:45:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Immerito
Unspeakably horrible.

Here's a picture from the article:

I wonder how much that graffiti on the wall had to do with the crime here.

6 posted on 10/22/2011 6:45:57 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Immerito
Police said the gunman opened fire from a rooftop more than a block away, at 1800 Pitkin Ave.

Seven 9-mm shell casings were found on the roof and five others were found on the sidewalk in front of the building.

The guy is cowardly terrorist but still it is surprising shooting. I can’t imagine making that choice of weapon for the job.

The coward emptied his magazine and ran. Probably a gang initiation.

7 posted on 10/22/2011 6:50:39 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

It’s quite a contrast, isn’t it? The cowardly murderer and the brave woman who died with the hope that the children would live.

Hopefully the shooter will be turned in.


8 posted on 10/22/2011 6:58:25 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Wasn’t this similar to the plot of the first Dirty Harry movie?


9 posted on 10/22/2011 7:02:05 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

No idea; I never saw it.


10 posted on 10/22/2011 7:02:42 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito
It’s quite a contrast, isn’t it?

Yes one cares nothing for life (his or anyone’s) the other cares more about another’s life than her own.

11 posted on 10/22/2011 7:10:42 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Immerito
A pregnant woman sacrifices her life, along with the life of her unborn child, to shield children from some POS coward shooting from a rooftop. I hope the cops find the perp, and throw them off of the same rooftop.
12 posted on 10/22/2011 7:55:06 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Immerito

God bless this woman - and the children who’ve been left alone from her!

This is bravery - not a mere victim.

So I take it that asshole was not even identified much less shot down in retaliation?


13 posted on 10/22/2011 8:00:51 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Immerito

Oh my.


14 posted on 10/22/2011 8:01:42 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Immerito

Did I read this correctly that this 33 year old woman had 13 children? 13? Really?


15 posted on 10/22/2011 8:05:04 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Immerito

The news story last night said that there were two housing projects at war and that the occupants regularly shot at each other from the respective rooftops.

Our tax money is being used for all of this. It was used to construct the projects; to subsidize their tenants and their children who join the rival gangs and wind up mindlessly murdering innocent people like this sweet,good natured and receptive 34 year old pregnant mother of thirteen children.


16 posted on 10/22/2011 8:10:04 PM PDT by Postman (Cut, Cap and BBA)
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To: Immerito

The word “hero” is thrown around so carelessly nowadays. THIS is a hero.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 8:10:46 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Yossarian

Horrid picture. It would surprise most people how much blood there is when someone bleeds out. I’ve seen it first hand. It is like dumping 4 quarts of oil on the ground quickly. Except it is blood.


18 posted on 10/22/2011 8:24:47 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Immerito
NYC is officially back to normal.

The Giuliani years were just a minor aberration.

19 posted on 10/22/2011 8:29:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Immerito

Took place in a Operation Impact Zone that is flooded with extra cops and they didn’t catch the shooter. They probably need to contact Slow Joe Biden and have him give a speech about having more 1st responders. With about 1,500 cops per block, they might get a handle on purse snatching provided they didn’t shoot each other.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 8:32:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
The cops are all from long island and run in the opposite direction when they hear gunshots.

No reason to get killed when a huge pension and early retirement are right around the corner.

Plus with Bloomberg in charge, they know no one has their back.

21 posted on 10/22/2011 8:39:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

What a tragedy , that poor father of those 13 kids will have to try to raise them all on his own while holding his job. But for a rare circumstances like this do we provide government assistance. How could anyone suggest an orphanage?
If not for this awful event he and wife would have soon raised the 14 children children on his own without requesting government help, just as has been the case since the first child they chose to have. Because heroes of society have as many children as they can reasonably support and raise. And then they stop.

How many kids does Nadya Suleman have? She is no hero.

I am NOT about to deny the heroics of this women who died!


22 posted on 10/22/2011 8:40:01 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Chickensoup

Take it from me FRiend, folks like this unfortunate woman in Brooklyn are Christian( Lot of ‘em are Baptists) but conservative they ain’t. These are “Obamas people’’ through and through.


23 posted on 10/22/2011 8:42:08 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yup, you read it right. She was 34 and and had 13 kids.


24 posted on 10/22/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t see the information about her loving husband holding down a job with no assistance from the government. Can you direct me to that article?


25 posted on 10/22/2011 8:48:27 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Sorry, I have no proof, your post simply lead me to draw that reasonable conclusion.

It has been a long day. Time to remove my rose colored glasses and leave such comments to the pros.


26 posted on 10/22/2011 8:57:13 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

A 33 year old living in one of the worst areas in NY has 13 children and you came to the conclusion she had a husband with a job? Those are some tinted glasses for sure! ;^)


27 posted on 10/22/2011 9:10:01 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Immerito
This was a very affecting story.

I hope the shooter is caught quickly and the full weight of NY justice brought to bare.

My prayers are for the many children this brave mother leaves behind.

28 posted on 10/22/2011 11:47:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Her husband's name is Raymond.

I guess in your world she deserved to die so she couldn't make any more babies.

She made the ultimate sacrifice for others. You can't even show some respect for the dead.

29 posted on 10/23/2011 12:24:38 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: jmacusa

Yeah, and that was just cold. Why bring politics int this, and for anyone who brought race or welfare into it, you should know better. A pregnant woman sheilding her children from bullets? Freepers don’t think that way.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 12:50:02 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Immerito

Oh, just one more reason for these liberal progressives to cry international gun ban treaty. Justa note: read that Mexico’s president has hired a an LA law firm to bring charges agianst the US government for running guns in his country. This falls into thier happy lap! The UN international court will rule on Mexico’s side the US will be punished by having to sign on to the international gun ban treaty and the rats will be obsolved from all blame and they will get what the’ve always wanted.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 5:21:19 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: newzjunkey
Well gee newszunkey, she had the same last name as her mother, Horton, so that kind of disputes the "married" bit - and this article mentions a previous baby daddy of 8 of the kids - and I never said she deserved to die.
32 posted on 10/23/2011 9:24:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: When do we get liberated?

Race? I didn’t bring race into anything. It’s demographics pal. Where this woman lives in Brooklyn is predominately black. Funny thing, when stuff like this happens the race pimps like Sharpton never utter a peep. And I think for myself, thank you. Oh and btw, you and I and every other tax-payer of every race are paying for these kids and thousands of others.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 9:37:00 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

thirteen kids though!


34 posted on 10/23/2011 3:33:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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