STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Household, pals and neighbors of an harmless bystander shot in a drive-by taking pictures within the Park Hill part of Clifton stay on edge Sunday, as police say the 52-year-old girl clings to life within the hospital.
Sue Doe, a well being employee and youth trainer at a West Brighton church, was struck with a single bullet to the pinnacle whereas standing together with her 21-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter within the foyer of the constructing at 225 Park Hill Ave, in accordance with NYPD brass.
Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison mentioned a white SUV circled the situation a number of occasions earlier than the rear, driver’s facet passenger discharged quite a few rounds.
Park Hill residents residing within the neighborhood of the 225 constructing in the meantime say they’re fed up with what some allege to be drug exercise and socializing in any respect hours of the evening.
“Everybody knew this was going to occur, and we [may lose] a life,” mentioned one man who lives within the Park Hill Flats. He defined that residents have turn out to be conscious of latest faces within the space and late evening exercise, together with double parked vehicles and what they think to be drug exercise.
“Tenants are complaining they’ll’t have visitors coming in as a result of they’re scared,” he mentioned.
Doe works two jobs to provide for her children and mother, and is an energetic member of the New Life Church of Staten Island in West Brighton, pals of the sufferer advised the Advance/SILive.com
Telee Brown, a group board member on the North Shore who worships on the New Life Church of Staten Island in West Brighton, mentioned he had simply seen Doe as she celebrated her nephew’s birthday lately on the church.
“She was in good spirits,’’ Brown mentioned. “All the time laughing. She is a really optimistic individual.”