The harmless 11-year-old lady fatally shot in broad daylight by a gunman on a moped has been recognized as Kyhara Tay, police stated Tuesday.
Kyhara was visiting a nail salon with a pal simply earlier than 5 p.m. Monday when the shooter opened fireplace – concentrating on one other man at Westchester Avenue and Fox Road in Foxhurst, authorities stated.
The bullet as a substitute whizzed onto the following block and struck the pre-teen within the abdomen, cops stated.
Kyhara, who was exterior New Kim Nails on Fox Road when she was shot, walked into the salon after being shot and handed out, in line with witnesses.
“She was proper subsequent to me when it occurred,” the lady’s buddy, 18-year-old Lillian Johnson, stated.
“She bought shot after which she got here into the shop… like she was making an attempt to get away from the gunshots. She was holding her abdomen saying, ‘Ow!”
Kyhara quickly handed out, Johnson stated.
“She sat down within the chair after which she began getting unresponsive — she like leaned over on the chair,” Johnson stated.
“After which they pulled down her jacket, checked the wound [where] she bought shot within the abdomen after which shortly after that she ended up passing out on the bottom.”
The lady was rushed to Lincoln Hospital the place she died.
Fast-moving footage exhibits the supposed goal working down the block, making an attempt to get away from a duo on a scooter, earlier than the person driving on the again of the moped opened fireplace.
Kyhara is the most recent younger sufferer of gun violence within the metropolis. A number of youngsters and kids have been shot both deliberately or as harmless bystanders all through the 5 boroughs in current months.