Pregnant Mom Is Killed Shielding Kids From Shooter

Zurana Horton is caught in crossfire in Brooklyn
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2011 11:20 AM CDT
File photo of 9mm shell casings.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Awful consequence of a shooting in Brooklyn: A pregnant woman was killed shielding a group of kids from the bullets, reports the Daily News. Police say Zurana Horton had just picked up her daughter from school and was walking her home when shots rang out from the roof of a nearby building. Horton got shot in the head, a second woman was wounded, and an 11-year-old was grazed in the cheek.

"Moments before, she was seen hovering over several children to protect them," an NYPD spokesman said of Horton, who was in her 30s. The gunman remains at large. Police think the shooting is connected to a fight between at least two groups of teens on the street, notes the New York Times. The spree lasted about 15 minutes. Click here for more, or here for a rant against the "low-life" shooter.

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