Woman Fleeing Gunfire Dies in Bronx Hit-and-Run

Abigail Lino, 24, of Manhattan, was killed while trying to cross Bruckner Boulevard

By Jonathan Vigliotti
|  Sunday, Sep 1, 2013  |  Updated 12:55 PM EDT
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A woman running from the sound of gunshots died early Saturday after the driver of an SUV hit her in the Bronx, police said, Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

A woman running from the sound of gunshots died early Saturday after the driver of an SUV hit her in the Bronx, police said, Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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A woman running from the sound of gunshots died early Saturday after the driver of an SUV hit her in the Bronx, police said.

Officials said Abigail Lino, 24, of Manhattan, was killed while trying to cross the street near the corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Austin Place in Mott Haven.

Lino, who was hit at around 3 a.m., was one of several people who fled a nearby nightclub after hearing gunfire, police said.

Lino's family said she loved to play basketball and worked two jobs while trying to help her Honduran mother gain U.S. citizenship.

Her mother, Ritza Lino, was in shock after hearing about the hit-and-run.

"Why they no stop to help my daughter, why they run?" she asked.

Authorities are searching for the driver of the light-colored SUV that hit Lino and then fled the scene.

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