NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn grandmother was once thankful to be alive Saturday after she was once shot within the face the night time prior to.
Police mentioned 19-year-old Garrey Walker opened fireplace on any other teenager round five:15 p.m. Friday in Flatbush, and the 64-year-old girl were given stuck within the crossfire.
In an unique interview, Louise Ferdinand advised CBS2’s Reena Roy she will be able to’t imagine she’s nonetheless right here to inform her tale.
“I thought I was going to die,” she mentioned.
Her buying groceries commute was once interrupted Friday when gunfire erupted on Flatbush Avenue, sending other folks working for protection.
“I just hear, ‘pow, pow, pow,’” she mentioned. “When I get hit in my face, I fall on the ground.”
“It was a beautiful day, and I didn’t expect that,” she added.
Ferdinand, along side her daughter Felicia and infant grandson, attempted dodging the bullets, ducking and working into a shop.
“I’m like, ‘gunshot, gunshot.’ Then I put my son and put my head down and I hold the stroller. And when I look back, I see her like fighting to hold onto the rack, and I just saw her tumbling on the floor, falling down and trying to get up,” Felicia mentioned. “I look at her and she look at me, and I’m like, ‘mom, did you get shot?’ And she just said, ‘yes.’”
The bullet left the grandmother with a damaged jaw and wounds on her cheek and neck.
“I thank god for sparing my life, because it could have been worse,” mentioned Ferdinand.
She is scheduled for jaw surgical procedure on Monday. She’ll then spend the following a number of weeks at Kings County Hospital as she continues to get well.
Walker faces more than one fees, together with tried homicide, tried manslaughter and attack.