A law enforcement official said police had been called for four domestic disturbances involving Gaskin, including one argument between her and her estranged husband. But the official said hospital staff did not see them fighting and that the husband did not leave his daughter’s side Monday night.
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Passerby spotted the young mother bleeding from her wound behind the hospital around 3:00 a.m. She was rushed into an emergency room, but could not be saved.
“My daughter came out outside, probably to smoke a cigarette,” said Shalema’s mom Tanya. “She didn’t tell anyone she was leaving, because she was planning on going back inside.”
According to witnesses, the assailant calmly walked up and shot Gaskin — then just as calmly walked away.
No arrests have been made.
Gaskin leaves three daughters to mourn her passing – Tamara, 18; Samiyah 8; and Briana 5.