BOONTON - A community is mourning after a woman was killed and her husband wounded after they were shot in Boonton late Tuesday in what authorities are calling a targeted attack.
Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said yesterday that the shooting, "clearly appears to be target specific and that there is not a continuing danger to the general public at large."
Family members tell News 12 New Jersey Nazish Noorani and her husband Kashif Perbeiz were walking with their 3-year-old child a few blocks from her sister's home to her father's home near Cedar Street when the shots rang out.
Family members say 27-year-old Noorani was killed, and 26-year-old Perbeiz is in stable condition at Morristown Medical Center.
The family says Noorani attended high school in Boonton and still had family in the area. The couple previously lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., but moved to Boston, Ma. so that Parvaiz could pursue a degree in architectural engineering at Harvard University.
Many questions surround the alleged murder, including if Pervaiz was in fact a student at Harvard or if he had obtained a degree from Columbia University. When News 12 New Jersey reached out to both institutions, neither could find Pervaiz in their systems.
Funeral services will be held for Noorani tomorrow afternoon at the Islamic Center in Boonton. Family members say she will be buried in Totowa.
Wife killed, husband injured in Boonton shooting