SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y. (WPIX)—Police are searching for the person or persons who shot and killed a Queens mom, seriously injured her 26-year-old cousin and landed her traumatized husband in the hospital.
The dead mother of two has been identified as Sandra Bajnath, 39. According to relatives, she was on maternity leave, caring for her 10-month-old son. She also has another boy, age 6. She worked as a customer service representative for Verizon, and was scheduled to return to work in June.
Bajnath took a bullet to the torso; she was pronounced dead at the scene. The man -- believed to be her cousin --was shot in the back and is listed in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital. Bajnath's husband, Tony, was treated for trauma.
Investigators say the dispute began at a local bar. But, no one knows who started it -- or why.
There is a growing candlelight vigil outside the home where friends and family are stopping by to remember Bajnath.
If you have any information that can help, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential. You can also contact police by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to nypdcrimestoppers.com.