Valeria Ortega Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Career, NYC Mom Shot in the Head

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Valeria Ortega, A New York City woman died Monday after she was reportedly struck by a stray bullet while on her way to the supermarket with her son in Manhattan, according to police and her distraught husband, who spoke about the tragic incident. which took place on December 26.

At around 11:31 am, Valeria Ortega was shot in the head at Dyckman Street and Vermilyea Avenue, a few blocks from her Inwood home. Police said she was taken to a Harlem hospital where she was pronounced dead, reports the New York Post.

Crying near the scene, her grieving husband Vicente Garcia spoke about her son saying: “My son said: ‘Look at my mother’… My son told me: ‘Look at my mother,'” according to the New York Post. Edgar Garcia, a GNC store employee at the scene of the shooting, said he heard the shots, and when he got out, on the sidewalk, he saw the bleeding victim lying helplessly.


Valeria Ortega died at the age of 64 years old.

NYC Mom Shot in the Head

“She had already fallen to the ground,” he said. “I just saw her laying there with the blood running. … She was lying face down near her car and I just saw the blood splattered”, and she said that she “didn’t see exactly where he was shot from. But other people told me they saw him get shot in the head.”

Police said the horrific and violent shooting with stray bullets took place just minutes after a shooting in which a 26-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded half a mile away. The identity of the victim has not been released. He was shot at around 11:46 a.m. m. while he was inside his apartment at 425 W. 205th St. with life-threatening injuries to him, he was rushed to Harlem Hospital.

John Grimpel, the NYPD lieutenant, said: “There is still no motive for any of the [shots].” the spokesperson added by saying that they “do not appear to be connected at this time.”

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A nearby street vendor named Luis Senfleur said he heard the fire that killed Ortega and then saw her “fall,” saying he “thought it wasn’t really the shot.” He recounted the incident, saying: “But when I saw her fall, I said… ‘They’re real.’ I was the one who was supposed to call right away, but I get nervous. You know, I’ve never been in this situation.” Speaking about the gun violence in the neighborhood, Senfleur said that “it’s getting worse. Here especially.”

According to the New York Post report, police said the victim Ortega, who was struck by a stray gunshot, was likely an innocent bystander. In any of the shooting cases, no arrests have been made thus far. Investigators noted that a man dressed in a gray sweatshirt was seen leaving the scene of the second shooting.

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