A woman in the Bronx ended up being critically injured after falling off a fire escape while attempting to climb an apartment building, just hours before a man was shot outside the same construction, police said.

The unidentified woman was scrambling to make her way through the window into an apartment on Marion Ave. at E. 196th St. in Fordham Heights at around 3:15 p.m. (EST) when the incident happened, New York Daily News reported. Police believed she took the step after a drug deal went wrong.

A witness who dialed 911 reported that someone seemingly shoved the female victim out of the window. Responding officers found out that she fell on her back onto the pavement after plunging from the fire escape.

The 35-year-old woman was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital. Police interrogated a man inside the apartment to ascertain what led to the fall.

Cops rushed again to the same spot at around 10 p.m. (EST) with regard to a shooting, and found a man critically injured after sustaining a gunshot wound to an unspecified part of the body.

It was not immediately known if the incidents were connected or any arrests were made.

Last week, a man in Charlotte, North Carolina, fired several shots toward a couple aboard a car after mistaking them for members from the Russian drug mafia. The shooter, identified as Michael Scott Keeter, 36, was in the middle of a drug deal when the couple drove by the area, and he opened fire at them. A few bullets punched through the hood and windshield of the victim’s car and one struck the tire, flattening it. The man behind the wheels, however, managed to make it to safety and report the incident to the police. Keeter faced two counts of attempted first-degree murder, with several other charges. He was held against a $5 million bond.

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