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Woman shot, killed in Queens; suspect on the loose: NYPD

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 13:48:30-05

NORTH CORONA, Queens — Police are on the hunt for a man who fatally shot a 37-year-old woman in Queens on Saturday.

The shooting happened on 97th Street in North Corona around 3:36 p.m., according to investigators.

Josefina Perez De La Rosa was hit in the torso and died at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, police said.

Police described the suspect as a man in his 50s last seen wearing blue jeans and a beige jacket.

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