Updated 10/26/2011 09:43 AM
Three Teens Charged In Shooting Death Of Brooklyn Mom
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Three Brooklyn teenagers have been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed a Brooklyn mother and injured two others outside a public school last week.
Authorities charged brothers Andrew Lopez, 18, and Kristian Lopez, 17, and their 22-year-old half-brother Jonathan Carrasquillo in connection with a shooting that took place near I.S. 298 in Brownsville on Friday.
Andrew Lopez and Carrasquillo were charged with murder, felony assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Kristian Lopez was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, which was a baseball bat.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Andrew Lopez confessed to firing shots from a rooftop shooting following an altercation.
"Andrew's brother was involved in a fight on the street, Andrew went to the rooftop in some form, intending to do some sort of retaliation," said Kelly.
Authorities say Zurana Horton, 34, was shot while trying to protect children from the gunfire.
Police do not believe the mother of 12 was the intended target.
"Well, my sister will finally be resting in peace, and my mother will be resting in peace too. All of us will be in peace. This is what we've been waiting for," said the victim's sister, Asia Horton.
Meanwhile, two separate vigils were held for Horton on Tuesday — at the site where she was killed and another outside her home.
"There's a mixed feeling. We're elated number one that the individuals who commit this crime have been caught. On the other hand, there are young men on the other side who will be incarcerated for the rest of their life. So that's what their family's are grieving and going through," said Gerald Seabrooks of the NYC Brooklyn Clergy Task Force.
A funeral service for Horton is planned for next week.
An 11-year-old girl and another woman were still recovering from their injuries on Tuesday.