Walikque Grace Faussett a 24 year old Bronx woman standing outside a Manhattan nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning has died after being gunned down by a hail of bullets meant for someone else.
The 24 year old mother of one’s death tell cops was likely an unintended victim after a furious clubgoer sought to take down bouncers who had just thrown him out of FlatIron’s Club Motivo at 915 Broadway shortly after 4am towards closing time.
Rushed to Bellevue hospital with a gunshot wound to the back, the woman was soon pronounced dead.
Also caught in the gunfire was a 30-year-old Brooklyn woman, Deborah Raji who suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and 25-year-old woman, Lauren Renee Rondat shot in the hip and foot. Both remain in stable condition.
The suspected shooter, a 26 year old from the Bronx is believed to be a member of the “DYMES R US” gang, had gotten into a fight with somebody inside the club, vowing to take revenge after being tossed out, police said.
‘I’m going to get my gun,‘ witnesses heard the man vowing via a report via the nydailynews.
Minutes later, gunfire erupted, and three individuals milling outside the club were cut down.
Reiterated 25 year old witness Ashley Valle: ‘It started out with some altercation in the club,’
‘When I looked the bouncers were trying to get him out the club, scuffling with him. We were about to step out when shots rang out and everybody scattered.’
While the shooter fled in what witnesses described as a dark-colored BMW, the man’s victims lay bleeding on the sidewalk.
‘We were about to step back out and at this point we see the two women laying on the ground on the sidewalk, they were shot,‘ Valle said. ‘EMS was trying to resuscitate one of the females but nothing was working. They were trying to revive her but she was not responding at all.’
As for the other woman, Valle said ‘she was laying on her side and there was blood on the lower part of her dress, you could tell she was shot.’
Other witnesses told hearing three shots, one after another.
After the shooter, described as black and wearing a red and black hoodie left the scene, cops found five shell casings.
Told the woman’s father, Wally Faussett via the nydailynews: ‘A coward runs, shooting with a gun into a crowd,’
‘He’s a coward. He should die, right there on the street that he started shooting. You should’ve been a victim. The bullet should’ve ricocheted off something and came back and hit you in the head.’
Said the dead victim’s mother, Wendi Rodriguez, 41: ‘My daughter was a good girl, she loved her son,’
Adding: ‘How does anyone get a gun these days?’
‘How do you do that? You going around with a gun, killing people? How can I bury my first born? She was the oldest of three. I feel like this is a bad nightmare.’
The parents added that their daughter worked at Nordstrom in White Plains, was a good person who didn’t have a mean bone in her body.
Told the victim’s 21 year old brother, Prince of the dead woman’s 3 year old son, Alexander: ‘We don’t know what to tell him,’
An outpouring of sadness and disbelief swelled on Faussett’s Instagram page as friends expressed shock over her death.
‘Grace stop playing we just agreed that you get to see zi today just call me and tell me I can come over,’ one person wrote.
Cops tell that the 26 year old suspect remains at large, whilst the nightclub has declined overtures for any media comment.
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