Pregnant woman killed day before her baby shower

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A slayer is connected the run, liable for a drive-by shooting that outgo the beingness of a 20-year-old pistillate who was 8 months pregnant.

With a small lad connected the mode and a babe ablution the precise adjacent day, it was expected to beryllium a clip of solemnisation for Jennifer Hernandez and her family.

But, connected Friday evening, she was changeable to decease successful the rider spot of her 17-year-old boyfriend's car aft they near the Shell state presumption connected Airtex Drive. Her unborn kid did not survive, according to deputies.

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"She was connected the telephone with her ma and kept saying, 'I'm not going to marque it, Mom,'" Rick, a witnesser who called the constabulary and ran to help, said. "I called 911 and told them get the ambulance due to the fact that she was changeable successful the face."

Rick said helium heard astir 7 gunshots and saw the suspects' car, which is described arsenic a achromatic four-door sedan with tinted windows and insubstantial plates, velocity by.

"(Suspect's vehicle) conscionable flew off. It conscionable kept connected going," Rick said. "Like they didn't privation to beryllium portion of it. Understandably, they don't privation to beryllium portion of it due to the fact that they don't privation to beryllium caught for the ignorance they did."

Hernandez was connected the telephone with her parent arsenic Rick tried to help, but helium said helium could archer from her injuries determination was lone truthful overmuch helium could do.

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"Her ma kept saying, 'Where are you, wherever are you?'" Rick said. "I told her the country we were astatine and the transverse street. I said, 'This is wherever we are. Get present due to the fact that I don't deliberation she's going to marque it. She's telling you she's not going to marque It. I americium beauteous definite she's not going to marque it.'"

Her fellow was besides changeable but survived.

"He rolled retired of the car, the backmost door, and kept saying, 'Please assistance my girlfriend, delight assistance my girlfriend,'" Rick said.

Another witness, who wants to enactment anonymous, told ABC13 that the injured fellow was wearing a skis mask.

"It's black. It covers his caput each the mode down to his forehead," the witnesser said. "You were lone capable to spot his eyes. It comes each the mode down to his chin area."

When asked astir this, the Harris County Sheriff's Office tells ABC13 that helium was wearing a disguise for COVID-19 wellness reasons. As deputies' hunt for the shooter and a motive, Hernandez's household waits for justice, for some the mom-to-be and her unborn child, who was expected to beryllium the archetypal grandbaby of the family.

"Still having a hard clip processing that," Rick said. "I privation determination was much I could do, but determination wasn't."

If anyone has immoderate accusation regarding the execution of Jennifer Hernandez, they are asked to interaction the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit astatine 713-274-9100, oregon they tin enactment anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers astatine 713-222-TIPS (8477).

A household person has created a GoFundMe to assistance with ceremonial expenses.

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