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Crossing Guard Speaks After Being Shot in Buttocks by BB Gun in Hialeah

Francisca Montes de Oca was shot in the buttocks with a BB gun by a man who was later involved in a SWAT standoff.

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    A woman shot in the buttocks with a BB gun said she knew the man who shot her and who was later involved in an hours-long standoff with police in Hialeah. NBC 6's Myriam Masihy spoke with crossing guard Fransisca Montes de Oca about the incident. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013)

    A 71-year-old crossing guard spoke Wednesday about being shot with a BB gun in an incident that led to a SWAT standoff in Hialeah.

    Francisca Montes de Oca was working at her usual post at the intersection of East 7th Avenue and 32nd Street when the pellet struck her in the buttocks.

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    "I was scared," she said.

    Police said the shooter was 81-year-old Everardo Buznego, who locked himself in his nearby home at 698 E. 32nd Street around 5 p.m.

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    After several hours of negotiation with SWAT team members, during which Buznego shot at officers and poured gasoline inside his home, authorities were finally able to enter the home. They found Buznego inside, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

    Montes de Oca said she thanks God no child was around when she was hit, and expressed remorse after learning he had taken his own life.

    "He has a son and I am sad for his son," she said. "He's a good kid and he's studying to be a nurse."

    The crossing guard said she wasn't badly hurt and plans on returning to work soon for the kids.

    Neighbor Elisa Pascual said this was not the first time Buznego had fired his BB gun.

    "He insulted people and would shoot his pellet rifle often," Pascual said.

    Police have yet to determine a motive in the shooting.

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