A hair-raising video shows the last moments of a 24-year-old high school teacher in California before she was shot in her car by a male police who now thinks he is a serial killer responsible for six deaths.
Nancy Magaña was in the car in San Bernardino with her friend and five-year-old son on August 17, 2019, when they were approached by a man who could not identify her friend and Magaña was shot dead.
The young mother, described as the “superhero of her son,” was the first victim in a series of four inexplicably fatal shootings in the past year that researchers now think were performed by the same shooter or shooters.
A knockout is underway for potential serial killers, as the authorities in San Bernardino asked the public for help on Tuesday to resolve the shootings where a total of six were dead on the west side of the city between August 2019 and January 2020.
Magaña’s car can be seen in the parking lot where she was shot around 2 o’clock on August 17, 2019
In the aftermath of the murder of Magaña, her sister Maria (pictured along with her son) said that the family did not believe she was deliberately the target or that she “owed everything to someone”
Nancy Magaña was shot while sitting in her car outside the Delmann Heights recreation center with her boyfriend and five-year-old son (pictured together) on August 17, 2020
Six people on the west side of the city died between August 2019 and January 2020
They said it was possible that the victims were known to the suspect (s), although some attacks seemed arbitrary.
The revelation that the shootings could be connected has given new life to the first two cases that had become cold after months without replies.
The death of Magaña outside the Delmann Heights recreation center was followed a month later by the shooting of 21-year-old Detrell Page.
Detrell Page, 21, (photo) was shot on the back of the head while driving with his two-year-old son on September 14
He was shot in the back of the head by a fellow motorist while driving Cajon Boulevard near the rec center on September 14.
Page’s two-year-old daughter Dekorro died in the car accident that unfolded immediately after her father’s shooting.
The second series of shootings took place within a few days of each other in January 2020.
Lemon Hamilton, 24, was shot dead near the corner of Meridian Avenue and Spruce Street on the morning of January 19.
A second victim, Rialto’s 20-year-old Jesus Valencia, appeared in a hospital wounded by the same incident later that day.
Two days later, residents of San Bernardino Israel Delatorre (34) and Daniel Melendrez (33) were found shot near Hanford Street and Grand Avenue.
Security video showed two vehicles that several men dropped off at the scene before ambushing the two victims.
At the time of the murder of Magaña, relatives expressed disbelief about what had happened and said they did not believe she was intentionally targeted.
“She didn’t owe anyone anything, so why? Why she? Why not someone who did bad things? ‘the sister of the victim, Maria Magaña, told the KABC in August.
‘Nobody wants anything else, but why not someone else. Why she?
“This came from nowhere. It’s just that someone went to her car and shot her for no reason. That makes it difficult – there is no reason for that. ”
The unnamed friend told the police that he did not recognize the shooter.
Page’s car is seen just before it crashed after being shot in the head on Cajon Boulevard
The shooter who shot at Cajon Boulevard in September 2019 near the rec center was supposed to drive the silver car shown in this surveillance photo released by the police
Authorities say it is possible that the shootings were related to gangs, because the first took place in a high gang area.
Eric McBride, Interim Police Commissioner, said, however, that he was not ready to definitively associate the crimes with a specific gang.
“It is often said that 90 percent of your crime is committed by 10 percent of your population, and I think that fits with what’s going on here,” McBride said during a press conference Tuesday.
Lemon Hamilton, 24, (left) was shot dead on the street on January 19, 2020. Hours later, Jesus Valencia, 20, (right) appeared in a hospital with a bullet wound from the same incident
Israel Delatorre, 34, (left) and Daniel Melendrez, 33, (right) were found shot near Hanford Street and Grand Avenue on January 21, 2020, the fourth in a strong unexplained shooting
After her death in August, friends of Magaña set up a GoFundMe on behalf of her family, which raised almost $ 8,000.
“Nancy was a beautiful, smart, loving person … full of life,” read the page.
‘She has touched so many people, her family, friends, students and teachers. She was her son’s superhero. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing her would agree that she was unique.
“This was very difficult to process, but we know that it is now in a place where there is no violence, no harm, only peace and happiness.”
Loved ones also have one GoFundMe campaign started for Delatorre after the father of two was murdered on January 21.
The description is: “Words cannot begin to explain what Israel meant to all his friends and family. A large part of our lives will be missing. He had so much to live for, and so much more. ”
Anyone with information about the shootings is requested to contact Sgt Albert Tello at 909-384-5613 or email@example.com.
Lovers set up a GoFundMe campaign for Delatorre after the father of two (pictured with his family) was murdered in January in an attack that the police believe has to do with three others