NEW YORK — A Bronx girl has died two months after she was struck by a stray bullet at a basketball game, and police say there are nonetheless no arrests.
On June 19, Jelani Green and her household went to Half Nelson Playground to look at her brother play in a Father’s Day basketball event.
David Love remembers the final dialog he had together with his sister.
“Before the game started, she asked me, like, ‘Dave, you ready?’ I was like, yeah, and she was smiling,” he instructed CBS2’s Alecia Reid.
By the time the game ended, police say a single gunshot rang out. It hit the 25-year-old within the neck, severing her spinal wire and exiting via her left shoulder. She was left paralyzed from the neck down.
“My sister didn’t deserve that. She was only 25 years old. She had a whole lot left to live,” stated Green’s sister, Chanel Love.
For months, relations visited Green at St. Barnabas Hospital. Her mom says Green suffered a stroke in August, then got here a variety of infections, collapsed lungs and extra.
“My baby had a trach. My baby had a pacemaker. My baby had a peg,” Greta Love stated.
But she stored preventing, and her household anticipated her to outlive.
“She was strong for a long time,” Greta Love stated.
Police consider this all stemmed from a gang rivalry at the park.
Her mom says she’ll at all times have one remorse about that evening.
“I’ll always be saddened, if I would’ve left five mins earlier, even three minutes earlier,” Greta Love stated.
Green’s household is now tasked with planning a funeral they are not ready for. Meanwhile, police say that is nonetheless an ongoing investigation. So far, no arrests have been made.