BOONTON - Mourners gathered in Boonton Wednesday night to pay their respects to a woman who was shot and killed Tuesday night. The woman's husband was also shot while pushing their baby in a stroller along a street in Boonton last night.
Family members tell News 12 New Jersey that Nazish Noorani and her husband, Kashif Pervaiz, 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.
Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said in a news release today 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 say 28-year-old Noorani was killed and 26-year-old Pervaiz is in stable condition at Morristown Medical Center.
The child was reportedly found covered in blood, but uninjured. The child is now in the care of a grandparent.
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, Mass. so that Pervaiz could pursue a degree in architectural engineering at Harvard University.
Many questions surround the 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 a student with the name Kashif Pervaiz in their systems.
News 12 New Jersey has learned Pervaiz is connected to the Brooklyn construction company Riyaan Developers and has self-published a book on Russian architecture.