A father from Queens killed his wife, his wife’s mother, and his youngest daughter in their shared home early Saturday morning. The attack resulted in his own suicide, though his eldest daughter (12), survived.
According to the NY Times, little Christina Walker was able to survive a shot to the head. The bullet came out near her eye, and she struggled to dial 911 as she suffered from her injuries.
The site reports:
Christina, the only survivor, was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where she was in critical but stable condition in a medically induced coma, the police said.
The shooting started shortly after Mr. Walker returned home at 5:38 a.m. He moved between the upstairs bedrooms and shot each of the four victims with a .45-caliber gun, which he owned a permit for, the police said.
A nightclub bouncer and security guard, Mr. Walker then drove his silver GMC Acadia from the two-family home in the Brookville neighborhood near Kennedy Airport, where all five lived, to a remote area on Lefferts Boulevard, just south of the Belt Parkway, the police said. Inside the vehicle, he shot himself in the head, the police said.
Christina is currently recovering in the hospital, and a 13-year-old neighbor told the newspaper that “she was a cool person.”
We pray for Christina and her loved ones during this tragic time.
SOURCE: NY Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty