Police in California consider 4 unsolved deadly shootings during the last six months are half of the identical gang-related spree — starting with the homicide of a middle school teacher in August.
Nancy Magaña, 25, was sitting in her parked pickup truck together with her boyfriend and 5-year-old son Aug. 17 when two males walked as much as the motive force’s window and shot her, San Bernardino police mentioned Wednesday.
Police launched surveillance footage exhibiting the suspects’ light-colored sedan driving close to Magaña’s truck, which was stopped within the parking zone of an area park.
“No phrases have been exchanged between Magaña and [the people in] that automobile,” Sgt. Al Tello mentioned at a press convention.
“She was simply sitting there together with her boyfriend.”
Practically a month later, on Sept. 14, a 21-year-old man driving a pink Toyota Camry along with his 2-year-old daughter was shot by males in a light-colored sedan, inflicting him to crash right into a guardrail. He survived in crucial situation. His daughter died.
Then on Jan. 19, Lemon Hamilton, 24, was discovered mendacity shot on the street. A short while later, one other one that had apparently fled the scene confirmed up at a hospital.
Police consider that, in that case, there was a shootout with a gaggle of unidentified males.
Two days later, police discovered Israel De La Torre, 24, lifeless on the bottom beside his automobile. Daniel Melendrez, 33, was discovered lifeless a pair of blocks away, doubtless making an attempt to flee the scene, cops mentioned.
Surveillance footage confirmed a gaggle of males in a automobile dropping off the killers after which serving as their getaway experience as soon as the homicide was dedicated.
A standard thread between the shootings was that all of them occurred west of the 215 Freeway, an space with rather a lot of gang exercise, in keeping with the Press-Enterprise.
Police mentioned the assaults are believed to be gang-related. Some of the victims have been randomly chosen whereas others might have been recognized to their attackers.