Novita Kurnia Putri alias Novita Brasil, an Indonesian citizen (WNI), became a victim in a misfire incident by a teenager in San Antonio, the state of Texas, United States (US), Tuesday (4/10/2022).
NBC News reported that Novita was working at her home when the two perpetrators, aged 14 and 15, fired about 100 rounds of various calibers at her home at around 1.30 am local time.
The two perpetrators fled. However, officers patrolling the area later arrested him.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the suspect was arrested on the same day.
Salazar said the two perpetrators, who were teenagers, came to the area and shot them from the top of a vehicle or drive-by, but in the wrong house.
The Director of Protection for Indonesian Citizens and BHI at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Judha Nugraha, confirmed that Novita Kurnia Putri is a resident of Semarang, Central Java.
"Yes, the deceased is from Semarang," said Judha to Kompas TV, Monday (10/10/2022).
From the GoFundMe page, where Novita's husband, Robin Brazil-Smith, and someone named Kayley Hutchinson raises funds, it is known that Novita is a 25-year-old woman.
Novita Kurnia Putri in Texas is known as Vita Brazil. The Brazilian name is her husband's last name.
Novita and Robin married three years ago, then live in San Antonio, Texas.
In the eyes of Robin and Kayley, Novita Brasil is a sweet, kind, selfless, funny, loving, and adventurous person.
“Vita is a beautiful 25-year-old woman. He is the sweetest person you will ever meet. He's kind, selfless, funny, loving, adventurous, and has a heart of gold," Kayley and Robin wrote on their GoFundMe page.
Currently, the family is trying to get Novita's body back to Indonesia.
Looking at the “Our Donation” Facebook group, a family shared a GoFundMe page to attract donations from netizens.
As of Monday (10/10/2022) afternoon, fundraising for Novia Brazil on GoFundMe reached 7,024 dollars, or around Rp. 107 million.
For the repatriation process, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) Houston to facilitate the repatriation of Novita Brazil's body.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston will facilitate the repatriation of the bodies to the country," said Judha. KompasTV/originalnews