NEW YORK — Loved ones of Valeria Ortega are reeling from excruciating pain after authorities found the 64-year-old Dominican mother dead of a gunshot wound to the head in broad daylight on a New York City sidewalk Monday.
New York City Police said they responded to a call to 9-1-1 at approximately 11:31 a.m. that a person was being shot in the vicinity. Dyckman Street why vermilion avenue Within the Inwood section of Manhattan.
Ortega’s husband told Telemundo 47 that his partner was a good person and that he feels bad for their two children.
He claimed that his wife was on her way to a store when someone shot her.
Paramedics took Ortega to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Louis Siefly, who worked on his wares, stood on the corner Dyckman Street why Vermilya AvenueOrtega was standing a few feet away from the shots that killed him.
“I heard three shots,” said Seafle. “When I saw him fall, I realized they were real. I got scared. I ran…I took shelter in the bank.”
Policemen found at least three gunshot wounds in this block, and one bullet broke a bank window.
“It’s really shocking, especially the day after Christmas, it’s horrible. You don’t expect to see something like this,” a resident told our sister channel. News 4 New York,
While witnesses believe she was caught in the crossfire, the police officer says the circumstances are under investigation, including whether Ortega was an unwanted target.