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Sudanese diplomat's wife shot in NYC

April 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- The wife of a Sudanese diplomat was hit by a stray bullet in New York, police said.

Mawahad Elbahi, 31, was sitting with her two young children in Queens Tuesday, waiting for her older son to be dropped off by his school bus when she was shot, the New York Daily News reported.

"It appears to be two groups of young men who were in a dispute and started shooting carelessly, randomly," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday. "She was clearly an innocent bystander. It had nothing to do with her."

Elbahi, the wife of Consul General Mohamed Elbahi, was shot in the shoulder and neck, the New York Post reported.

She "came within an inch of her life," Kelly said.

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