Mom gunned down in front of daughter, police say it's a case of mistaken identity

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Aug. 2 2021, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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A mother in California was gunned down in front of her 6-year-old daughter in what police described as a case of mistaken identity.

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On July 27, officers from the Fresno police responded to a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Jacqueline Flores inside a parked vehicle. She had a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

EMS provided lifesaving efforts on scene, and Flores was taken to the hospital.

“Flores is fighting for her life and listed in grave condition at this time,” a statement from Fresno police read.

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Police later said that Flores died on July 31.


The victim’s 6-year-old daughter was in the backseat of the car when Flores was shot but was unharmed. However, police noted that a bullet went through the window near where the child was sitting.

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Investigators say they do not believe Flores was the intended target and the shooting might have been a case of mistaken identity.

Officers did not release any suspect information but asked anyone with information to contact (559) 621-2441.


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