Little Ballerina, 5, Shot By Stray Bullet in NYC — So Sad

Mon, November 26, 2012 10:27am EDT by 3 Comments
Hailey Domingues Shot Bronx
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Hailey Dominguez is in a medically-induced coma after being hit in the lungs by a stray bullet in the early morning of Nov. 25 near her family’s Bronx apartment.

A little girl was walking home from a baby shower with her family early in the morning on Nov. 25, when a stray bullet struck her in the stomach and pierced her lungs. Hailey Dominguez, 5, is in stable condition, but remains in a coma.

According to police, Hailey was shot just outside of her family’s apartment around 1 a.m. on Nov. 25, although authorities don’t believe she or her family were the target.

Hailey, her mom, and 8-year-old brother had just stepped out of a cab they took home from a friend’s baby shower when shots went off, the New York Daily News is reporting.

The bullet passed through her stomach and pierced her lung. She was rushed to nearby St. Barnabas Hospital, and then later transferred to Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in Washington Heights. Although she is in a coma, her condition is stable.

“She was dancing at the party. She had a little dress on,” Edwin Roman, Hailey’s mom’s boyfriend, told the New York Daily News. “She likes to dance — she’s a little ballerina.”

“I don’t know why this happened,” Hailey’s father, Jonathan Dominguez said. “She’s going to be okay — thank God.”

Angel Morales, 18, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting.

Such a tragedy. We hope Hailey makes a speedy recovery. What do YOU think of this tragic case HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Laurie

Posted at 12:36 AM on November 27, 2012  

Who the hell goes to a baby shower at midnight?? Never heard of anything so ridiculous. If those people weren’t trash, the kids would be home in bed where they belong!

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Michelle

Posted at 8:44 AM on November 27, 2012  

I was thinking the same thing! Arent baby showers in the afternoon? Something doesnt sound right! But then again… They are probably just trashy people… Mom was probably smoking it up and getting wasted at this baby shower too. LOL

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milly

Posted at 10:46 AM on November 26, 2012  

I think the suspect should be sentenced to death!!!!

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