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Family of slain straphanger slams City Hall for runaway transit crime

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The family of the Goldman Sachs employee who was gunned down in a random subway attack Sunday morning has a message for Mayor Eric Adams — “Do your job.” Griselda Vile decried the gun violence that cut short the life of her 48-year-old brother, Daniel Enriquez, while he was riding a Q train on his way to brunch. “No one, no one, no one should have this happen to their family,” Vile told The Post Sunday evening. “And the worst part is, even if they catch this person he’s going to be out again,” she added, touching on the state’s bail reform laws that have let so many criminals back out on the street. She added, “I wish you guys would go back to Mayor Adams and tell him the city is not safe. My brother just became a statistic on the way to the city. He was shot at close range.” Her husband, Glenn Vile, had a more sobering message for Adams, who inherited a crime-ridden city and has vowed to crack down on gun violence. “Do your job,” he said. “Get crime off the streets.” Enriquez, who lived in Park Slope, was on a Manhattan-bound Q train when the deranged gunman opened fire without warning over the Manhattan Bridge around 11:42 a.m., mortally wounding him. The shooter then fled from the Canal Street station. NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said at a press briefing that the killer — described as a dark-skinned heavyset man with a beard — was pacing back and forth on the northbound train when he fired “without provocation.” The shooter was on the loose Sunday night. Vile said her brother sent his last text to the family about one hour before the slaying, adding that her family is devastated over the senseless murder. “We just spoke to him this morning. We’re in a group text. Our parents are in their 70s under the weather and we all text and call mom and dad and we all text in the family thread …” she said. “We may be a whole country apart but we’re a very close family.” Vile said her brother worked for Goldman Sachs and a LinkedIn profile bearing the same name describes him as a research assistant at the company for the past nine years. “There was no interaction with the murderer at all,” she told The Post. “How can an incredibly loving man be taken away for no reason?” During the pandemic, Vile said her brother taught himself how to speak two languages in addition to learning to play the guitar and piano. “We usually don’t talk about work,” she said. “We’re born in New York. We left when the crime got high in the ’80s and he came back in ’96 and attended NYU and I came back in 2003 to be with my brother. “I idolized my brother,” she continued. “I followed in his footsteps in so many things. He was my hero. When I was little, he protected us. We grew up poor. We grew up as Mexicans. We had to fight for every opportunity and every success we had. She then said she was “going to go downstairs and cry in my sister’s arms.” “I hope New York listens. And the mayor listens,” Vile said. The fatal shooting is the fourth transit homicide so far this year, matching the total for the same time span last year, city statistics show. Police said they are reviewing surveillance footage to try to identify the gunman. The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Additional reporting by Haley Brown


From: nypost
URL: https://nypost.com/2022/05/22/family-of-slain-straphanger-slams-city-hall-for-transit-crime/

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