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A 70-year-old woman was shot with a stray bullet while walking out of a Brooklyn grocery store. It was about 2:20 p.m. Monday when a gunman blasted off a shot and hit the woman coming out of Super Foodtown at the corner of Fulton St. and Tompkins Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

A bystander stated that the gunman was aiming for someone else across the street but hit the victim in the left thigh instead. Sophia Williams said there was one gunshot, then a guy across the street dropped down to the ground and ran into Popeye's, Daily News reported.

Two men were having an altercation in front of 1443 Fulton Street when one opened fire. The suspect fled on a blue moped on Tompkins Avenue while the injured woman was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, the ABC 7 reported.

Fox News reported that the community representative, New York City Councilman Chi Ossé, turned to Twitter soon after the incident, stating the woman’s injury who was transported to Kings County Hospital is not life-threatening, and that she is in stable condition. The representative added that the people of this neighborhood are always traumatized by this unnecessary brutality. He mentioned that they are praying for the injured woman and her recovery.

The area is no stranger to gun violence. In fact, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has responded to 22 shootings with 29 victims in the precinct so far this year.

The authorities have not arrested anyone related to the incident as yet. However, a bodega worker stated that one of the suspects was so brazen that he went back to the scene on Tuesday. The bodega worker also said that he plans to quit at the end of the week. The Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the two men seen in the community surveillance video.

Police asked anyone who might have information about this incident to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). To submit tips, one can visit the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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