The dad of a 15-year-old Queens woman who was hit by a stray bullet whereas finding out for last exams mentioned the horrifying expertise has left him and his household shaken.
“How will we defend this group, as a result of everyone seems to be scared about this,” Mohammad Hossain, the daddy of wounded teen Tamima Samira, mentioned Wednesday.
“Of course, the gun is the issue. This shouldn’t be for my concern, it’s my daughter,” Hossain mentioned, including, “I’m actually involved about this nation due to the infants or the youngsters.
“They are harmless so we’ve to guard them,” he mentioned. “This is our nation’s drawback.”
Hossain, who works in actual property, mentioned he spent Tuesday night time on the hospital along with his daughter however mentioned the teenager is doing nicely after present process surgical procedure.
The woman was sitting within the household eating room at their residence on 113th Road in St. Albans, finding out for Tenth-grade finals shortly earlier than 11 p.m. Tuesday, when the bullet ripped through the window and hit her proper shin, cops mentioned.
Her dad, who known as 911, mentioned he heard “some noise outdoors” and a number of other photographs fired earlier than he realized his daughter had been hit and was bleeding.
He mentioned first responders bought to the house “very quick.”
Samira actually dodged a bullet when one other slug hit a door body within the house and missed her, sources mentioned.
The teen was taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the place she underwent surgical procedure and was discharged Wednesday, household and police mentioned.
Samira arrived residence to seek out media assembled outdoors, and posted an endearing be aware on the household’s entrance door, relatively than converse to reporters.
“Hey besties, woman who bought shot right here! I’ve no remark,” the handwritten be aware states.
“Come again after the Regents for an announcement.”
Police sources mentioned surveillance footage from a neighboring residence reveals three gunmen open hearth outdoors Hossain’s residence earlier than working off towards Francis Lewis Boulevard.
Cops recovered 21 9mm shell casings from the scene.
The suspects stay on the unfastened and police haven’t revealed a potential motive or the supposed goal within the capturing.
“I’ve by no means seen a state of affairs right here,” Hossain mentioned. “This neighborhood, all of the folks know me and I do know them. They like my daughter, my son, my household. In the final three years, no person bothers me. I’m not bothering anyone.”
Additional reporting by Amanda Woods and Joe Marino