Family of gunshot victim doesn't think she was intended target

Family of gunshot victim doesn't think she was intended target
The family of Linda Veazey, shot in the chest in the kitchen of this home, plans to move due to the shooting. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The daughter of a 61-year-old victim of an apparent drive by shooting told Cleveland 19 that her mother is in critical condition but awake and talking.

Linda Veazey was shot in the chest Monday evening as she stood in her kitchen in the 7500 block of Brinsmade Avenue in Cleveland. According to a police report, Veazey heard shots from a gun and then quickly realized she had been shot in the chest. The report stated she suffered a collapsed lung and was taken to Metro Hospital.

The victim's daughter told Cleveland 19 that while she doesn't believe the shooting was random, she said that their family doesn't believe that Veazey was the intended target.

The police report stated that the victim's granddaughter told police at the time that she knew there was a young man who had been threatening to kill the family both over text and on Facebook.

Those alleged threats, the report stated, were over a woman the victim's grandson is now dating. The report goes on to say that the granddaughter stated the woman's ex-boyfriend allegedly made the threats against Veazey's family.

The report states that police recovered six shell casings from the street in front of the victim's home, there were also a bullet fragment on the front porch, and a hole on the right side of the front door that came from the bullet that hit Veazey.

Veazey's daughter told Cleveland 19 that the family plans to move as a result of the shooting.

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