Woman hit by stray bullet dies

A 58-year-old grand­moth­er, who was shot by a stray bul­let while ly­ing on her couch at her Pleas­antville home al­most two weeks ago, has suc­cumbed to her in­juries.

Char­mayne Gray died on Wednes­day evening at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

Com­plain­ing about the crime sit­u­a­tion yes­ter­day, her son Adri­an Williams, 31, called for jus­tice.

He said his moth­er, whose right leg was am­pu­tat­ed above the knee due to com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes a few years ago, did not de­serve to die that way.

The in­ci­dent took place around 10 pm on Feb­ru­ary 4.

He re­called that a car with men drove down the street near the fam­i­ly’s Cher­ry Dri­ve, Blitz Vil­lage, home shoot­ing at ran­dom

He was out­side when some­one shout­ed that his moth­er was shot.

When he ran in­side he found her bleed­ing from a gun­shot wound to her but­tocks in the liv­ing room.

“The bul­let pass through the house, through the bed­room and hit her on the couch,” he said.

Williams said they rushed her to the hos­pi­tal where she un­der­went surgery and was ward­ed at the High De­pen­den­cy Unit. Williams said they were told that the bul­let ripped through her blad­der, kid­ney and in­testines.

He said his moth­er took a turn for the worse around the fifth day in the hos­pi­tal.

“She was up talk­ing and then around the fifth day she get un­con­scious like she get a stroke be­cause the right hand wasn’t mov­ing.”

Williams said they would some­times hear shots in the area, but it was the first time there was a shoot­ing so close to their home.

Gray, who had six chil­dren (one de­ceased) and 14 grand­chil­dren, lived there with Williams, his girl­friend Ly­dia Charles, their four chil­dren ages four to 11 years old, and her oth­er son.

Of­fi­cers of the Mon Re­pos Po­lice Sta­tion are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Reporter: Sascha Wilson

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