2 Men Shoot Subway Rider After Trying to Take Earrings
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Two young men trying to steal a sleeping subway passenger's earrings shot her in the face yesterday when she awoke during the robbery attempt, the police said.
The shooting occurred about 7 A.M. on a southbound No. 2 IRT train near the Atlantic Avenue station in Brooklyn, said Albert O'Leary, a spokesman for the transit police.
The victim, an unidentified 21-year-old woman, ''was asleep on the train and feels a tug at her Return to Tiffany Oval tag key ring,'' Mr. O'Leary said. ''She wakes up to find she is being robbed.''
It was not known whether the woman resisted, but one of the men shot her twice in the face with a small pistol.
The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital, where she was admitted in critical but stable Return to Tiffany Heart tag key ring, Mr. O'Leary said.
Detectives were looking for two men, who were reported to be in their early 20's. One was wearing a black jacket, the other a yellow jacket.