October 10, 2018 03:44 PM

A New York City woman is dead after her ex-boyfriend and father of her children allegedly shot her multiple times, PEOPLE confirms.

Sade Sanchez, 24, was walking down a street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn with her mother and a friend at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night when she was shot, according to local station ABC-7.

According to a police statement obtained by PEOPLE, Gabriel Rivera, 26, Sanchez’s ex-boyfriend, approached her and allegedly began firing a gun.

Sanchez was shot multiple times in the torso, the statement says. ABC-7 reports bullets hit her neck, shoulder, chest and stomach. Her friend ran to a nearby police precinct for help, according to the station.

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Sade Sanchez

Sanchez was taken by emergency responders to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, according to the police statement.

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Rivera turned himself in Monday morning, according to PIX11. He has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.

The couple had recently broken up, ABC-7 reports.

“That’s like my little sister, you know,” family friend Joseph Ayala told the station. “This is just a bad situation. It shouldn’t have happened at all. It shouldn’t have happened this way.”

Family of Sanchez told ABC-7 that Rivera allegedly been stalking Sanchez, who’d taken out an order of protection against him.

It is unclear whether Rivera has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

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