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Prosecutor: Boonton Shooting Likely a Targeted Attack

27-year-old woman killed and her husband wounded while walking with their 3-year-old son.

A shooting late Tuesday night that left one woman dead and her husband wounded on a street in Boonton was a targeted attack, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

Nazish Noorani, 27, was killed and her husband, Kashif Pervaiz, was wounded in the incident that occurred Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m., according to a story on NJ.com.

The couple went for a walk with their 3-year-old son from a relative's home on William Street toward the woman's father's home on Cedar Street after a late Ramadan supper, according to NJ.com. The child was in a stroller and not harmed in the incident, NJ.com reported. 

Citing the ongoing investigation, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office has released limited details of the incident.

"This investigation is ongoing and the release of information at this stage would compromise the progress of same," Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "From what we have already determined, however, it should be noted that this shooting clearly appears to be target specific and that there is not a continuing danger to the general public at large."

The Parsippany Police Department assisted Morris County law enforcement officers and Boonton Town Police in the early stages of the investigation. 

The prosecutor's office has not released any information regarding those who may be responsible for the shooting.

Bianchi also did not say whether either member of the couple or both seemed to be the target of the Tuesday night shooting.

Capt. Jeffrey Paul, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office, would say only that the investigation continues and that more information will be released when Bianchi deems it appropriate.

Read NJ.com's full story here.

Shaheedpak@yahoo.com August 17, 2011 at 11:48 PM
This is 100% hate crime! No one has any right to take anyone's life. May god rest her soul in peace
John Lang August 18, 2011 at 02:00 AM
For some reason I don't think its a hate crime but rather a planned hit. If some local nut jobs wanted to commit a hate crime I would think they would have just yelled something at them or harassed them differently. But a full on "drive by" shooting, That doesnt sound very random. Any nutjob willing to do that would have done it before in the area to someone else. I hate to say it but it sounds like a planned hit. Either way it makes me sad. I hope they catch those SOB's and they rot in jail.
Raul Acosta August 18, 2011 at 05:52 AM
let the police do the investigation and stop judging with out knoledge of what happen.
John Lang August 18, 2011 at 01:05 PM
Raul, I am not doing the investigation,I am speculating based on what I read. This is a public forum on the internet, a lot of people will say a lot of things. My comments are permitted. Otherwise they need to remove the ability to makes posts. Also on the radio this morning 8-18-11 on CBS880 and on 1010WINS, they're also saying the same thing, its a very suspicious attack and now they believe its related to a robbery in Boston a few months back. I hope they catch the people who did this horrible act.
Brett Bickley August 18, 2011 at 01:11 PM
..... Even money the husband will be charged within a week. This, I predict.
John Lang August 18, 2011 at 01:11 PM
I just read on CBS880 web site they have one suspect in custody. Good, hopefully they beat some useful information out of this creep and catch the other 2 suspects.
John Lang August 18, 2011 at 01:22 PM
I hate to say it but I think your right Brett. Sad, very sad. The suspects had an assault rifle, that is something not casually carried about like an easily concealed pistol, when someone uses an assault rifle, there is plan in place and a target in mind. This was not random.
CAZ August 18, 2011 at 04:18 PM
Extremely upsetting story/headline to read this morning spread across front of Star Ledger. Made me sick to my stomach. Very sad & disturbing. I also do not feel this is a hate crime. Just does not make sense....sad to say I thought of the husband myself when reading the article.
Raul Acosta August 19, 2011 at 03:15 AM
racism has always been america tradition some people love it and some hate it just cristmas some people love it and some hate it but it exist no matter what comment you post its human behavior.
John Lang August 19, 2011 at 09:53 AM
Your right Raul, but it's international too It's a human flaw in the psyche. It's not exclusive to te US only.
CAZ August 19, 2011 at 06:09 PM
NOt a hate crime. you said it right John.

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