By Tim Perone
NY Post 3/31/08
A Brooklyn mother of three, walking by a makeshift memorial for a popular local rapper, was killed last night by a stray bullet fired by a mourner, relatives and officials said.
The woman, identified by family members as Nancy Williams, 27, was pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital about 40 minutes after the 6 p.m. shooting in a playground area behind her Gates Avenue building in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Police said Williams, who was headed to a grocery store, walked into an area where fans had gathered at a memorial to Leval Lyde, 36 - a hip-hop performer known as Cavlar - who was gunned down in a fight that erupted on his way to meet a music promoter.
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ON SUNDAY 3/30/08 AT APPROXIMATELY 1805 HRS, IN THE REAR OF 730 GATES AVENUE, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 81 PRECINCT, POLICE RESPONDED TO A CALL OF A FEMALE SHOT. UPON ARRIVAL POLICE FOUND A F/B/27 WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST. THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO WOODHULL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED AT 1848 HOURS. THERE ARE NO ARRESTS AT THIS TIME, THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.
THE D.O.A. HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS:
NANCY WILLIAMS F/B/27
740 GATES AVE. 1D
(Stuyvesant Gardens, a NYCHA development)