This is so sad.
A Bronx mother of four was gunned down in front of her youngest child – collapsing on the street while still clutching her 2-year-old son’s hand, police said Monday.
Claudia Millan, 29, was returning to her East Tremont apartment from a nearby store about 11 p.m. Sunday when she was shot in the face, cops said.
She was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital where she was dead on arrival. No arrests have been made.
Neighbor Edith Rivera – who was watching Millan’s three other children – heard the shot and ran out to find her friend lying on the pavement next to her toddler son Jamir.
“She was holding his hand,” said Edith Rivera, 57. “She was a good mother. She’s about her kids.”
Millan leaves behind an 11-year-old son, who is blind, an 8-year-old daughter, a 7-year-old son and the 2-year-old, Rivera said.
Rivera’s daughter, Desiree, said Millan had moved to the Bronx from Florida three years ago and had recently broken up with the father of her children.
“They just separated three months ago,” Rivera said. “He went his way and she went hers.”
Those poor babies. Especially the little one who is probably traumatized for life from witnessing his mother die in front of him!
R.I.P. Claudia Milan