Shanice Young, 31, was shot in the head in Harlem, New York, on Sunday. She was nine months pregnant and looking forward to the arrival of her third kid. She was really walking home from her own baby shower when she was shot in the face in front of her daughter.
Shanice Young, 31, was shot and killed outside her Harlem apartment around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to the New York Daily News. She had just left a shower at a catering hall near her home.
Thurman Young, 57, told the Daily News, "She was going to birth her baby in five days."
"'This baby is coming in five days, Daddy,' she remarked. Prepare yourself.' 'I'll be ready,' I said. That was the last thing she said to me before she left."
Young was carrying gifts from her shower into her apartment when her ex arrived and confronted her current partner, according to police.
As the men began feuding, Young intervened and tried to make peace between them. One of the men pulled out a gun and fired a shot that hit Young in the head.
EMS rushed the 31-year-old mother to Harlem Hospital, where she and her unborn child died. Young leaves behind two other children and her two younger siblings, who had been in her care, ABC New York reported.
According to The New York Post, Soriano, 40, was apprehended at a Bronx home by the borough's Warrants Squad around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was transported to the 32 Precinct in Harlem, where charges are said to be pending.
Young was reportedly taking gifts from her baby shower into the lobby of her apartment building when Soriano, who neighbors identified as Young's ex, got into a physical altercation with the father of Young's unborn child. Young, who had another child besides the daughter who witnessed her murder, and was also caring for her two younger siblings, was reportedly taking gifts from her baby shower into the lobby of her apartment building when Soriano, who neighbors identified as Young's ex, got into a physical altercation
Witnesses told officials that one of the two males had a gun, according to ABC. Initially, authorities believed the gun had “accidentally discharged” and were investigating.
However, police now believe the culprit "targeted" her when she attempted to break up the altercation.
Young's sister, Metania, said ABC, "Shanice was a victim." “She had two children, the third of whom perished along with her.”
Friends and family members of Young gathered elected officials and community leaders for a vigil at the scene of the horrific shooting on Monday. Nonprofit organizations such as Harlem Mothers SAVE and W.A.R.M. coordinated the vigil (We All Really Matter).
“I'm shattered. I'm shattered, and I miss her. According to Spectrum News NY, Young's father, Thurman Young, stated during the vigil, "I miss her so badly." “My daughter was the most stunning woman on the planet. When her mother died she stepped up and help raise her younger siblings.
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