A 32-year-old woman was shot in the head in front of her infant child as she argued with her boyfriend at their Queens apartment on Mother’s Day morning, police sources said.
The woman was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.
Neighbors in the couple’s building on 78th Road near 141st Street said they heard screaming before hearing the gunshot around 9:40 a.m.
“In the morning I hear the bang and the screaming,” said one neighbor, who declined to give her name.
“They were fighting and then ‘bang!’”
“She has a three or 4-month-old baby. She got shot.”
Another neighbor said she encountered the panicked victim in the hallway after hearing the shot.
“She said, ‘he shot me,’” said the second neighbor. “She had black all over her face from where the gun went off.”
“She said, ‘I was shot’”.
“We all heard the pop. We heard arguing before it. They are [in the apartment] directly above us.”
Police took the woman’s 43-year-old boyfriend into custody at the scene are currently interviewing him. Charges against him are pending, police said.
The boyfriend called 911 about the shooting, a police source said.
“I think I shot my girlfriend in the head,” he told the operator, according to the source.
He then hung up.