NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a suspect who gunned down a woman while she strolled on a Brooklyn sidewalk.
The NYPD said Friday Alla Kamenev was on her way to get her nails done when she was shot in the torso several times at close range just before noon on Thursday in Brighton Beach.
Her husband, Vlad Godin, told CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne that he and his wife were supposed to leave for Greece Thursday evening for a romantic two-week vacation.
“We have possibility to spend good retirement,” he said. “Everything’s finished.”
Police said the suspect, a man in his 50s or 60s, was riding a red bike when he opened fire at the intersection of Seabreeze Avenue and West 2nd Street.
The 65-year-old Kamenev was taken to Coney Island Hospital where she later died.
Police said they have no suspects and that has frightened a lot of people who live in the neighborhood. Some are concerned this could have been random.
“We all told our wives watch yourselves if you go outside,” said neighbor Frank Fantauzzi. “Told the kids if you see anyone suspicious, go home.”
Sal Almado, a maintenance worker in the building where Kamenev lived, said she was always smiling.
“For the years that I know the lady, she was always very pleasant, cordial,” he said.
Godin said he can only hope police will find his wife’s killer.
“Angry against whom?” he said when asked who’s to blame. “I don’t know even who. Police working. Maybe they will find.”
Investigators are pouring through surveillance video from the area to get a better look at the suspect.