17-year-old Shayma Roman, a high school basketball player fatally in Brooklyn last week. Police claim a group of people were standing outside a building last Wednesday night when two men walked up and started firing shots according to CBS News.
Roman’s older brother Shakem, said that his older sister, 19, was present and saw Roman take her last breaths.
Roman’s stepfather says the family was completely heartbroken and blindsided by the attack. The family doesn’t have any clue would want to kill the basketball player. The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. when the group was standing outside the building when two suspects came up and fired rounds according to ABC NY 7.
After being shot in the face, she was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
“It was a gruesome scene, a body with blood,” one resident said. “Her sister was holding her. It was just a tragic scene.”
No one else was reported injured. The suspects allegedly fled the scene on a single scooter, and remain on the loose.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related and someone Roman was with was the target.
Now the family is worried about Roman’s sister after what happened.
“I don’t know how my sister is going to take this. She’s over by grandmother’s or over by the friends. She can’t come home. She can’t come back home, they shared a room, she can’t,” Shakem said.
A male eyewitness said he remember Tayma Roman holding her sister’s hand and crying as she waited for an ambulance to arrive.
“[She] was holding her, saying, ‘Shy! Shy!’” the neighbor said.
Shakem revealed that Roman was killed just ahead of her 18th birthday on October 30. Police have identified two suspects from surveillance footage, however, no arrest have been made.