Bronx woman murdered in front of her kids
A Bronx woman was gunned down execution-style in front of her two young daughters Monday morning as she was preparing to take them to school.
Laikisha Scriven, 30, was shot once in the back of the head about 7:15 a.m. in front of her SUV as her two girls, aged 5 and 8, screamed in horror, reports said.
“I’ll hear those kids voices, their voices will ring in my ear and in my head,” neighbor Marie Singh, 69, told the New York Post.
She was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center just before 9 a.m.
Scriven was shot near her home on Furman Avenue in the Wakefield neighborhood. She was a supervisor for the city Administration for Children’s Services office in the Bronx. Her children were with family Monday.
“[ACS] is in mourning for Ms. Scriven and we extend our condolences to her family,” said a statement from the agency, where she’d worked since 2005.
Police had no suspect in custody as of press time yesterday and would not comment on a possible motive.
Police sources told the Post there was a history of domestic violence, but no more details were immediately available.