Woman killed, husband shot on walk with son in US

The woman was killed and her husband, a Harvard Ph.D. student, was wounded in the burst of violence, which authorities today said was not random. The 3-year-old child was not injured.

Nazish Noorani, of Brooklyn, New York, and her husband, Kashif Pervaiz, were walking the few blocks from her sister's home to her father's house last night in this small suburban town when gunfire erupted on a dark street, authorities said.

Noorani was killed and Pervaiz was shot four times, police said. He told authorities there were three attackers, according to Pervaiz's childhood friend, Hyder Khan.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said the shooting "appears to be target-specific" and that there was no danger to the general public.

He declined to provide any more details, saying it could compromise the investigation. Pervaiz was alert and talking when he was taken to the hospital, family members said. The couple's other child was at home at the time of the shooting.

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