Monday 21 October, 2019

Update: Woman gunned down in Santa Cruz after son's graduation

Update: 5:30 pm

A woman is dead following a shooting in Upper Santa Cruz on Tuesday afternoon.

According to initial reports, the incident took place around 2:45 pm along Santa Barbara Boulevard.

Police officers were told that the woman was walking on the roadway after attending her 12-year-old son's graduation.

A white station wagon pulled alongside her and armed men emerged with what appeared to be rifles. 

They opened fire and she died at the scene. 

Sources say the woman was shot 13 years ago and was a state witness in that matter. Police believe someone at the graduation tipped off her killers.

The identity of the deceased will be withheld in the interest of protecting her underage son.

 

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