The family of Times Square subway-shove victim Michelle Go broke their silence Monday, saying they are “in a state of shock” after she was randomly pushed in front of a train and killed.
“We are in a state of shock and grieving the loss of our daughter, sister, and friend,” the family said in a tweet shared by ABC-News.
“We hope Michelle will be remembered for how she lived and not just how she died,” her kin said. “She was a beautiful, brilliant, kind and intelligent woman, who loved her family and friends, loved to travel the world and to help others.
“Her life was taken too soon in a senseless act of violence, and we pray that she gets the justice she deserves,” it said. “Thank you for your condolences.”
Go, 40, was waiting for an R train at the Times Square station around 9:40 a.m. Saturday when police said Martial Simon, a deranged homeless ex-con, came up behind her and shoved her into the path of the train, killing her.
Simon, whose family said suffers from schizophrenia, turned himself in to cops on Canal Street minutes later and is now facing murder charges.
A local Asian group, Asians Fighting Injustice, has scheduled a candlelight vigil for Go in Times Square at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.