By MACKENZIE ISSLER and CORY BENNETT
As the nation stood still Sunday morning to grieve the thousands who died in the largest terrorist attack in United States history, Beaular King had two people on her mind — one a victim of the attacks and the other, a friend who died last week in a shooting in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights.
“They were devastating and traumatic events,” said King, a resident of Crown Heights. “Especially if it’s someone you know.”
On Sept. 11, 2001, King’s good friend’s husband was one of the approximately 2,750 people killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
On Sept. 5, King’s neighbor, 56-year-old Denise Gay, was killed by a stray bullet during a police shootout in Crown Heights, as Gay sat where she always sat: right on her front stoop on Park Place, near Franklin Avenue.
Read more of this article originally published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.