NYPD: Woman shot at point-blank range saved by her purse
April 28, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New York City woman shot at point-blank range during a robbery was saved from a bullet wound thanks to her purse.
The New York Police Department says a 52-year-old man ran up to his intended victim on a Brooklyn street early Wednesday morning and demanded her car keys.
The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2qdW2Gm ) that the 39-year-old woman fought back against the man. During the struggle, the man fired a round at point-blank range. Police say the bullet tore through the victim's purse, wallet and clothes, but stopped short of actually hitting her body.