Vasquez, 25, Was Shot In Head While Standing Outside A Public School In Melrose Section On Aug. 22

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD released video of a suspect who remains on the loose Sunday following the shooting death of Priscilla Vasquez, a mother of three who was shot in the back of the head in The Bronx.

It happened around 5 a.m. Saturday on East 152nd Street near Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose section.

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Vasquez, 25, was standing on the sidewalk in front of a public school with friends when witnesses said a masked gunman wearing a hoodie walked toward the group, firing multiple shots.

Family and friends of Vasquez told CBS2 the shooter seemed to fire haphazardly and they did not believe she was specifically targeted.

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Surveillance video that police said is from the shooting appears to match their account.

No arrests have been made and police have not released any information on a possible motive.

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