NYPD cop shot in gunfire targeted at home could be mistaken identity: sources
31st May 2021

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An off-duty NYPD cop was grazed in the head by a bullet when her Long Island home was sprayed with more than 30 gunshots Sunday — in a possible case of mistaken identity, police and sources told The Post.

The officer, assigned to the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica, Queens, lives in a Brentwood home that may have been previously used by members of the notorious MS-13 street gang — and targeted in error because of it, law-enforcement sources said.

The cop was eating inside her home around 2:30 a.m. when the shots were fired, sources said.

The cop, whose name is being withheld by The Post, was taken to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Shots were fired into a home on Morton Street at approximately 2:30 a.m.,” Suffolk County police said in a statement. “Multiple people were inside the home at the time, and an adult female was grazed by a bullet. The woman was treated at a local hospital and released.”

“The investigation has revealed the incident was not random,” cops added.

The NYPD referred questions on the incident to Suffolk police.

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