A young woman gunned down in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning has died after fighting for her life, authorities say.
Police say they have received a report of an 18-year-old being shot in the head just before 3 a.m. in an apartment building on Sterling Place in Crown Heights.
When they arrived, police found the young woman in the lobby, near a courtyard and stairwell. She was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.
On Saturday, police confirmed the young woman’s death and reclassified the investigation as homicide.
The apartment complex has about six surveillance cameras outside the building, but police have not released any video yet.
The victim’s mother identified her as Adriana Graham, who law enforcement sources said lives in Far Rockaway — nearly an hour’s drive from the crime scene. Why she was in Crown Heights in the early hours of the morning is under investigation, as police try to determine if Graham was the intended target.
Neighbors say they are tired of knowing that another person has been a victim of gun violence in the city.
“I don’t understand,” Trevor Handberry said. “This is sad. This is very sad.”
Handberry says he sees officers patrolling the area daily and is amazed at what happened.
“Every day. That’s why I don’t understand how this can happen if they are there all the time,” he said.
The shooter remains on the run and no arrests have been made. Police have not yet identified a suspect or interested party.
An investigation is still underway.