According to the woman’s family, a Texas mom on her way to help one of her daughters pick out a prom dress was killed just one day before Mother’s Day. That came around 4 pm on Saturday, when Dallas police responded to a shooting in the city, with two cars driving past and shooting at each other, hitting bystanders instead.
When they began probing the shooting and trying to find out what happened, investigators discovered that four bystanders had been shot and that one of them, Ana Moreno, died from her injuries. The other three bystanders were in critical condition after the shooting but survived.
“She was like, ‘Oh we finally get to see her get ready’ and she didn’t even get to see it happen,” said Michelle Rodriguez, Moreno’s youngest child.
She then said that other members of their family were at their home and waiting to see her sister, Amy, get ready for the upcoming prom when they got a group message from Amy saying their mother had been shot. “All she heard was gunshots and she said my mom made a signal like she couldn’t breathe, and then she leaned on Amy’s shoulder and that’s when they crashed, and that’s when Amy said she called the ambulance,” Michelle said.
In the GoFundMe, her family said, “With heavy hearts we share that Ana was sudenly taken away from us due to gun violence. On May 13th she was driving with her daughter to pick up her prom dress. She left a son and two daughters. We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us with condelences. We will appreciate everyone’s help in putting Ana to rest.”
NBC DFW, reporting on the shooting that caused Moreno’s untimely death, said:
Police say the shooting happened just after 4:00 in the afternoon in the 2100 Block of North Masters Drive and Bruton Road.
Dallas Police said occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other while driving eastbound on Bruton Road.
A preliminary investigation revealed four people were shot and taken to local nearby hospitals.
Dallas Police say 39-year-old Ana Moreno died as a bystander. Moreno’s family members told NBC 5 she was on her way to go shopping for a prom dress with her daughter.
The three others with gunshot wounds are unidentified males – police said they are currently in critical condition. Police have not released information about potential suspects or vehicles involved.
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