Bullets riddled the Queens home of the mother of rapper Tony Yayo on Wednesday night (April 18), which the family believes was related to Yayo's recent arrest for assaulting a rival music mogul's 14-year-old son.
"I think they did it to send a message, but we are innocent people," said Yayo's 32-year-old sister. "Either me or my daughter could have been dead."
Yayo's sister and her 2-year-old daughter were upstairs when the bullets pierced their home's front door. Bullet marks marred the ceilings and walls of the den.
According to the NY Daily News, ballistic evidence recovered from the scene showed that about 12 shots were fired from the street by a powerful weapon, but it is not known whether the shooter was on foot or in a car.
With no witnesses coming forward as of press time, the rapper's mother fears for her safety. "Is it safe for us to be here?" the rapper's mother asked her daughter, adding that she planned to sleep at a friend's house.
Yayo (real name: Marvin Bernard) turned himself in to police on March 24 and was officially charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child for the attack of the teen son of Czar Entertainment founder, Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond.
He was arraigned the same day where he pleaded not guilty and was released on $5,000 bail.