California mom, 25, is shot dead in front of her 6-year-old daughter in suspected 'mistaken identity' murder

California mom, 25, is shot dead in front of her 6-year-old daughter in suspected 'mistaken identity' murder

A CALIFORNIA mom was shot dead in front of her 6-year-old daughter in what police say may have been a case of mistaken identity. 

Jacqueline Flores, 25, was shot in the head last Tuesday night while sitting with her daughter in a parked car in Fresno, according to local news outlet WSET.


She lived for three days but passed away on Friday after being hit by a single bullet.

“Investigators do not believe that Flores was the intended target, and this senseless act of violence may have been a case of mistaken identity," the Fresno Police Department said.

Cops said that Flores’ 6-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car but was lucky to have been left uninjured during the shock attack.

“A bullet did enter the rear window where the child was seated,” a police spokesperson said.

The Fresno Police Department was called about a shooting at Kearney Blvd and Thorne Ave around 10:45pm that evening and found Flores shot inside the vehicle. 

Police officers and EMS attempted lifesaving efforts, and Flores was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where she was listed in grave condition until she sadly passed away.

Her family and friends are mourning the young mother after her tragic death. 

“To me, she was like a big sister,” her cousin Odalis Tepec told Your Central Valley.

“Every time I needed someone to talk to, she was always there.”

“It was hard to believe… It felt like it could have been a dream, like, we just had to wake up. But it wasn’t,” Tepec added.

Flores’ cousin noted that her family would make sure to take care of the little girl the 25-year-old Fresno State student left behind.

“She was always with her daughter. Always,” Tepec said.

“That was her main priority. Her daughter … Jaqi wants the best for her…and us, as family, we’re going to make that happen. We’re never going to leave her to the side.”

The Fresno Police Department is asking anyone with information to call (559) 621-7000 or to contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

Information about the crime such as photos or other evidence can also be provided at this link.


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