The family of the slain straphanger is suing City Hall for transit crimes

The family of the Goldman Sachs employee who was gunned down in a random subway attack Sunday morning has a message for Mayor Eric Adams — “Do your job.”

Griselda Vile condemned the gun violence that shortened the life of her 48-year-old brother Daniel Enriquez as he rode a Q train on his way to brunch.

“Nobody, nobody, nobody should do something like that to their family,” Vile told The Post on Sunday night.

“And the worst thing is, even if they catch that person, they’re going to be out,” she added, touching on the state’s bail reform laws that have brought so many criminals back onto the streets.

She added: “I wish you would go back to Mayor Adams and tell him the city is not safe. My brother just became a statistic heading into town. He was shot at point blank range.”

Her husband, Glenn Vile, had a more sobering message for Adams, who has inherited a crime-ridden town and has vowed to crack down on gun violence.

“Do your job,” he said. “Get crime off the streets”

Enriquez, who lived in Park Slope, was on a Q train bound for Manhattan when the confused gunman opened fire over the Manhattan Bridge without warning at around 11:42 a.m., fatally wounding him. The gunman then fled the Canal Street station.

Daniel Enriquez can be seen in a photo provided to the Post on Sunday May 22, 2022.
Enriquez’s sister, Griselda Vile, said her “brother just became a statistic on the way to town.”

NYPD Branch Chief Kenneth Corey said at a news conference that the killer – described as a dark-skinned, muscular man with a beard – was pacing the northbound train as he fired “without provocation.”

Police officers seized a firearm they believe was used in the crime, sources said. The shooter was at large as of Sunday night.

Griselda said her brother sent his last message to the family about an hour before the murder, adding that her family was devastated by the senseless murder.

“We spoke to him this morning. We’re in a text group. Our parents are under the 70’s weather and we all text and call mom and dad and we all write in the family thread…” she said. “We may be a whole country apart, but we’re a very close family.”

Griselda said her brother worked for Goldman Sachs and a LinkedIn profile of the same name describes him as a research associate at the company for the past nine years.

“There was absolutely no interaction with the killer,” she told the Post. “How can an incredibly loving man be taken away for no reason?”

Daniel Enriquez can be seen in a photo provided to the Post on Sunday May 22, 2022.
Enriquez’s family was devastated by the senseless murder, his sister said.

During the pandemic, Griselda said her brother taught himself how to speak two languages ​​and also learned to play the guitar and piano.

“We don’t usually talk about work,” she said. “We were born in New York. We left when crime was high in the 80’s and he came back in 1996 and attended NYU and I came back in 2003 to be with my brother.

“I idolized my brother,” she continued. “I’ve followed in his footsteps in so many ways. he was my hero When I was little, he protected us. We grew up poor. We grew up as Mexicans. We had to fight for every chance and success we had.

She then said she would “go downstairs and cry in my sister’s arms.”

“I hope New York is listening. And the mayor is listening,” Vile said.

Daniel Enriquez can be seen in a photo provided to the Post on Sunday May 22, 2022.
Enriquez’s murder is the fourth transit murder this year.

Griselda said the focus should be on making the city safer.

“I want every New Yorker to realize that tomorrow this could be your reality — your worst nightmare could come true,” she said. “I don’t want this to be an attack on the mayor. I want him to focus on New York as a community.”

She added: “We are five districts where we try to look out for each other. We don’t feel safe. I don’t feel comfortable with my daughter taking the train and now I have more reason to be even more scared. Now everyone who knows my brother will be even more scared.”

The deadly shooting is the fourth straight-through homicide this year and equals the total for the same time span last year, city statistics show.

Police said they are reviewing surveillance footage to try to identify the shooter.

The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Additional reporting by Haley Brown The family of the slain straphanger is suing City Hall for transit crimes


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