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

The woman killed in a Brooklyn drive-by shooting late Monday had been attending a vigil for a friend — who was shot dead by a killer set off when someone else stepped on his shoe, cops and police source said.

Shalimar Birkett, 32, was shot in the head when someone in a white sedan opened fire into the crowd mourning her pal, Miles Bobbsemple, who had met his own violent end less than 24 hours later.

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

It remained unclear Tuesday whether she was the intended target.

State Assemblywoman Latrice Walker (D-55), who’d been visiting her mother next door from the shooting, described the street as covered in blood.

“She bled out,” Walker said of Birkett, whose identity was released by police Tuesday.

“Nobody’s last breath should be lying on the concrete needing blood,” she added. “I couldn’t sleep last night.”

Birkett’s mother told The Post she was “sad and depressed” over her daughter’s death but declined to say more at her home on Tuesday.


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