Crime in New York: NYPD set to talk crime stats after innocent grandmother shot dead in Bronx

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — NYPD officials are expected to discuss crime statistics and high-profile homicides on Wednesday, including the murder of an innocent woman struck and killed by a stray bullet Monday night.

Surveillance video shows Juana Soriano De-Perdomo, 61, walking through a group of arguing men.

She even looks back moments before one of them pulls out a gun.

It was then that she was shot in the back and killed.

Her sons spoke of their family’s grief at a vigil for their beloved mother.

“My mother was a beautiful person,” Eric Soriano told De-Perdomo. “She was getting blessings upon blessings upon blessings for the past few months, and it just got taken away from her, for no reason.”

Police are putting up flyers around the neighborhood, seeking advice as they search for the suspect behind this random deadly violence.

There is now a $3,500 reward for information that could lead to an arrest in this case.

He was the second innocent bystander killed last week. The other was a 12 year old boy.

Kade Lewin was shot and killed while eating in a parked car last week in Brooklyn.

His cousin, Jenna Ellis, 19, was in the driver’s seat and was also shot.

She remains in critical condition.

Police believe the shooting may have been due to mistaken identity.

The shooter remains free.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) . You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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