A family is in mourning after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Bronx early Saturday morning, as police continue to search for the driver of the car involved. NY1's Magee Hickey filed the following report.
Holding white balloons, dozens of friends of Abigail Lino gathered on Saturday at the spot where the driver of a grey Hyundai Santa Fe hit and killed the 24-year-old Manhattan woman and then sped away.
"A lot of people is coming out for Abby, because she touched everybody hard. She was a good friend, a good provider, everything," said Shonnice Irving, a friend of the victim.
The incident happened just after 3 a.m. on Saturday morning at the corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Austin Place in Hunts Point.
Abby and her friends had just left a nearby club.
"They was frightened, because somebody had yelled out that somebody had a gun, and there was really no gun in sight. I just don't understand, why were people fighting her like that? Now, look, she's gone, and there's no bringing her back," Irving said.
Duke Falcon, the man in charge of the Black Falcons Motorcycle Club party, says the accident is truly a shame.
"A young lady got killed out here after having a good time. It was a good party, you know, everybody was having a great time. For it to end like that, it was really a bummer for me, you know, it's still a bummer for me," Falcon said.
At the Douglass Houses, where Abby lived with her mother and two sisters, grieving relatives wait for answers.
"I want to know what happened in the place. I want to know, the police coming to talk to me, what happened?" said Rita Lino, Abigail Lino's mother.
People inside the nightclub say the hit-and-run driver may have surrendered to police, though officials have not issued confirmation.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.