Woman pronounced dead at shooting scene later found alive

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Posted: Nov 13, 2015 4:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators at the scene of what was thought to be a fatal shooting in New York City made a startling discovery when they found the victim was still alive.

Emergency medical workers responding to a shooting in Queens on Thursday morning initially pronounced the 32-year-old woman dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

But police officers heard sounds from the woman, who was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition about an hour later.

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A spokesman for the hospital says the woman died later Thursday.

Police say the woman apparently shot herself. A spokeswoman for the city's medical examiner says the death has been ruled a suicide.