The 33-year-old Brooklyn woman dies two weeks after being shot eight times when she asked a man to stop firing nearby
- Shatavia Walls, 33, died on Friday of her injuries sustained on July 7 when she was shot by a man she asked to stop fireworks.
- On July 7 at 8:30 PM, she and her companion asked a man to stop illegal pyrotechnics in their Brooklyn neighborhood
- The man left and returned with a pistol, hitting Walls eight times
- Last month, Brooklyn Adams, president of Brooklyn Borough, said New Yorkers should resolve fireworks disputes themselves instead of calling the police
- New York saw three times as many recordings in the last two weeks of July than in the same period in 2019
A Brooklyn woman who was shot multiple times after confronting a man lighting illegal fireworks in her neighborhood on the weekend of July 4 has died of her injuries.
33-year-old Shatavia Walls was hit eight times in a barrage of bullets on 1259 Loring Ave in the Pink Houses on July 7 at 8:30 PM. Her companion Kelvin Hernandez was, according to the New York Post.
She died of her injuries at Brookdale Hospital on Friday.
Last month, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, said that lighting fireworks illegally is a “nonviolent act” and urged residents to “talk to the young people or those around you who use fireworks” instead of call 911 or 311.
33-year-old Shatavia Walls was shot eight times in a barrage of bullets on 1259 Loring Ave at the Pink Houses (above) on July 7 at 8:30 PM after asking a man in her area to stop fireworks . She died of her injuries on Friday
But when Walls did, it ended up killing her.
She told a man, who has not been identified, to stop pyrotechnics. He left and came back with a gun and shot Walls and Hernandez as they tried to run away.
The suspect is still free.
Fireworks had been going on for weeks in New York pending the Independence Day holiday.
“We can and will never condone any form of violence. The person who shot Mrs. Walls must be found and held criminally responsible. My heart goes out to her and her family for this horrific incident, ”said Eric Adams, President of Brooklyn. Depicted at a press conference on July 8
Adams spoke at a press conference urging people to set up fireworks disputes among themselves, saying “the first line of interaction when it comes to non-criminal behavior should be between neighbors.”
“If a situation escalates to the point that someone becomes disrespectful or violent, the police should be called,” Adams said.
“We can and will never condone any form of violence. The person who shot Mrs. Walls must be found and held criminally responsible. My heart goes out to her and all her family over this horrific incident, “he added.
Last month, Eric Adams in Brooklyn Borough said that lighting fireworks illegally is a “nonviolent act” and urged residents to “talk to the youths or those around you who use fireworks” instead of calling 911 or 311. A cop watches fireworks in Brooklyn on July 5
A police officer watches the fireworks at a crime scene in Brooklyn on July 5
Gunshots broke out across the city during the weekend of July 4, with three times as many shootings observed in the last two weeks of July during the same period in 2019.
According to the NYPD’s head of department, Terence Monahan, according to the NYPD chief Monday, according to the NYPD, at least 64 people were shot in at least 45 shooting incidents between July 3 and 5. Patch.