Ana Moreno, a 39-year-old mother of three, was tragically killed in a shootout in Pleasant Grove, Texas while driving her daughter to get ready for prom. The incident occurred at a shopping center on Saturday afternoon when Moreno’s vehicle was hit by a stray bullet from the shootout between two other vehicles in the area.
Three other males, who were also hit by stray bullets, were taken to the hospital and are in critical condition. Moreno was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries and passed away. Her daughter Michelle Rodriguez expressed her devastation, saying that her mother was excited to see her daughter get ready for prom and graduate.
Moreno’s family held a balloon release to honor her memory. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear, and it is unknown whether the three other males who were hospitalized were involved in the shootout or were bystanders. No suspects have been taken into custody yet, FOX 4 reported.
Moreno’s daughter Amy, who was in the passenger seat when the shots were fired, recalled the moment when her mother was hit. The family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with funeral expenses and has already raised over $5,000 towards their $15,000 goal.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the devastating consequences of gun violence and the need for measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. The family is grieving the loss of their loved one and is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and help bring justice to Moreno’s death.