Visiting teen killed in Queens

August 13, 2008 8:43:36 PM PDT
An 18-year old woman visiting New York lost her life in Queens. Neighbors told Eyewitness News that she died at the hands of a teenaged relative and that the shooting was an accident.

The NYPD has not confirmed that information. Detectives told Eyewitness News that the victim died of a single shot to the head.

Her family identified her as Veronica Cruz.

"She was visiting here. She lives in Boston. She came down here to visit, and that's all I can say. She was a wonderful girl. What can you say at this moment? Just don't play with guns," the victim's aunt Mayda Cruz said.

Police said they were questioning an 18-year-old in connection with the shooting, but they declined to confirm if he was a relative.

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