Olympian’s mother killed by stray bullet while sewing in Connecticut home

The mother of a Puerto Rican Olympian was killed after she was struck by a stray bullet while sewing in her Connecticut home over the weekend, police and her daughter said.

Mabel Martinez, 56, was struck in the head by a shooter who opened fire on a man walking outside of her house in Waterbury on Saturday afternoon. She died from her injuries the next day, cops said.

The man was shot in the leg and survived.

Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo told The Associated Press that investigators believe the shooting was drug-related and that Martinez was not the intended target.

Martinez was the mother of

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