The murder capped a 2 1/2-hour span of gun violence across four boroughs that left five people shot, police said.
“She was everything that you would hope for in a sister,” said Star Holcombe, 23. “She put everybody before herself. She would put everybody before herself. There wasn’t a thing Teri wouldn’t do for somebody if she could.”
On Tuesday night, Holcombe’s fiancé’s cousins got into a brawl with a group of rivals outside a bodega, cops said. The men have had an ongoing feud for past four years, sources said.
Day care worker Teriana Holcombe, was hit in the head by a bullet on the corner of Murdock Ave. and 198th St. in Queens on Tuesday, 10 blocks from her home
The two groups clashed again on Murdock Ave., with Holcombe, her fiancé and his mother getting into a fight inside a store.
As the argument ended, two men ran to a car, grabbed a gun and opened fire, hitting Holcombe.
Police were searching Wednesday for a man who was at the scene of the shooting. Holcombe’s shooting on a Queens street corner Tuesday night, capping off a two-and-a-half hour spate of gun violence across four boroughs, police said.
Holcombe’s fiancé’s cousins got into a brawl with long-term area rivals – in which she participated – outside a bodega, just before the shooting, cops said
The 21-year-old victim, Teriana Holcombe, was shot in the head after an argument broke out at the corner of Murdock Ave. and 198th St. in St. Albans just after 9:20 p.m. Medics took her to Jamaica Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.
“I just seen her on the floor. She was not moving at all. She was young,” Santiago said. “It sounded like firecrackers,” said one witness who heard four shots while she was leaving a nearby store. Holcombe was walking with about five other people when she was shot, about a mile from her home.
“It’s sad ’cause I got kids, God forbid that could’ve been one of my kids,” she said the 28-year-old witness. “Now a mother gotta bury her child. It’s crazy and sad.”
Police are yet to make an arrest in Tuesday night’s shooting.
Hours earlier, at about 7 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the stomach and a 16-year-old boy was grazed in the arm on W. 129th St. near Malcolm X. Blvd. in Harlem, cops said.
Medics took both to Harlem Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, cops said. Neither teen was cooperating with investigators, police sources said.
At about 7:10 p.m. in the Bronx , an argument on Hoe Ave. by Freeman St. in Foxhurst ended with a 35-year-old shot in the stomach, cops said.
Medics took him to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
A masked attacker shot and wounded two more men, both 35, in Brooklyn at about 8:50 p.m., on E. 102nd St. by Glenwood Rd. in Canarsie.
The victims went to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition, one shot in the thigh, the other in the back, police said.