HOLLIS, NY (PIX11) -- Muggers shot and killed a Queens woman in front of her husband after she refused to hand over her purse Sunday night, police said.

Around 8:30 p.m. Rabie Muhammed, 23, was confronted by three men wearing hoodies as she walked with her husband on 204th St. in Hollis.  The muggers demanded her purse, and when she refused a struggle ensued.

At least one of the men then shot Muhammed, hitting her twice in the torso before stealing her purse, police said.

Her anguished husband, 29, called for help as his wife lay bleeding, neighbors said.

Muhammed was taken to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.  Her husband was unharmed in the mugging.

Police are asking the public for help regarding this brutal crime. If anyone has information about this attack, please call Crimestoppers at 1800-577-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.