BY ROBERT POZARYCKI, RAISA CAMARGO AND KATARINA HYBENOVA
A couple of additional details surfaced in the death of a 67-year-old elderly woman who apparently shot herself in the head in front of a Bayside beauty parlor on Monday morning.
Officers from the 111th Precinct responded to the Beauty Forever nail salon at 36-36 Bell Blvd. at about 9:15 a.m. Monday.
The beauty salon owner told QNS she was traumatized by what happened. While she did not disclose her relationship with the victim, she considers it an unexpected tragedy.
The victim’s name has not yet been disclosed pending family notification. She was found lying in front of the entrance with a bullet wound to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, the shooting appeared to be self-inflicted. An eyewitness noted that an apparent suicide note was left on the dashboard of the victim’s vehicle, a late-model Buick sedan parked in front of the location.
Several hours later the Bayside Times reported receiving a seven-page letter from the victim labeled “A Deathbed Statement.” According to the Bayside Times the seven-page letter, written March 18, described the writer’s struggles through life. The letter ended by saying “I can’t live like that again, I won’t.”
The Bayside Times reported that the woman had been involved in a Small Claims Court case against the Beauty Forever salon.
“It’s sad that somebody is going to take their life that way,” said Vinny Rizzo who owns the property that the beauty salon occupies.
The investigation is ongoing.