NEW YORK (AP) - Police identified a 25-year-old Bronx mother of three who was fatally shot early Saturday.
Officers responding to reports of an assault at East 152nd Street near Public School 1 at approximately 5:30 a.m. arrived to find Priscilla Vasquez suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members told the Daily News that they believe she may not have been the target of the shooting. They said Vasquez, who lived a block away from where she was shot, was raised by an aunt in New York after the death of her birth mother in Puerto Rico and had been visiting her aunt hours before her death.
“She was just with me before at my house hanging out, joking and smoking hookah," Patria Moris told the newspaper. "Before she left she gave me a hug and told me, ‘I love you mom.’”
A gunman allegedly was seen running from the scene wearing a black hoodie and a white surgical mask.