EAST NY – The woman who was shot eight times after telling a group of people to stop setting off fireworks earlier this month has died.
On Tuesday, July 7 at around 9:28 p.m., cops arrived at Pink Houses on Linden Boulevard to find 33-year-old Shatavia Walls shot eight times and a 30-year-old man shot once in the arm. Walls had been telling her neighbors to stop shooting fireworks near children. They were both taken to Brookdale Hospital. The man is in stable condition. Walls died from her wounds on Friday, July 17.
“I had seen her on the floor and she was laying there, and she said to me, “Ma I don’t think I’m going to make it,” her mother, Helen Testagrose, told the Daily News. “She was on the floor. She was talking to me. She was telling me who shot her, saying it was the same guy from the other day.”
According to Testagrose, Walls had gotten into a fight with a guy on July 4th after telling him to stop shooing fireworks in the courtyard, the Daily News reported.
As of now, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.