Woman killed in Brooklyn drive-by shooting was attending vigil, cops say

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The 32-year-old woman killed in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn late Monday had been attending a vigil for another victim of gun violence, according to cops and police sources.

The victim, identified early Tuesday as Shalimar Burkett, was among a crowd at a vigil for her friend, Miles Bobbsemple, 31, when someone pulled up in a white sedan and fired, striking her, according to authorities and police sources. 

Burkett was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

It remained unclear Tuesday whether she was the intended target.

Burkett’s mother told The Post Tuesday she was “sad and depressed” over her daughter’s death before hanging up.

Nine shell casings were recovered from the scene, and one vehicle was struck by gunfire, police sources said.

No arrests have been made. 

Bobbsemple was blasted in the chest during a house party dispute on Remsen Avenue near Avenue A in East Flatbush early Monday. He was pronounced dead at the Kings County Hospital Center.

Another man, 30, was wounded in that shooting — with injuries to his shoulder and both of legs, cops said,

The shootings of Burkett and Bobbsemple are both gang-related, police sources said.

A man who answered Burkett’s door only said “she was a great mother” before asking a reporter to leave.

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