SAN JOSE (KRON) — A woman who was shot and killed in San Jose on Saturday night has been identified as a mother of two.
Police say 34-year-old Elizabeth Garcia was shot just before midnight on Cadillac Drive near Winchester Boulevard.
Garcia was rushed to the hospital but died there.
San Jose police say the young mother was being chased by an unknown motorist while she was driving in a car with a male passenger in West San Jose.
After she crashed into a tree, the suspect then walked up to the wreckage and fired multiple shots into the car.
The suspect is still on the loose and has not been identified.
Police say the motives and circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Garcia.
Here is the full statement from police:
San Jose, Calif. — On Saturday, February 3, 2018, at about 11:58 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a person shot in the 3100 block of Cadillac Drive in San Jose. Arriving officers located an adult female victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
Follow-up investigation by homicide detectives revealed that the victim was driving on Cadillac Drive with an adult male passenger. An unknown suspect shot at the victim and her vehicle collided into several parked cars and a tree. The victim sustained at least one gunshot wound. The passenger was treated for injuries sustained from the accident.
On Monday, February 5, 2018, the victim was pronounced deceased.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the homicide are unknown at this time. No suspects have been identified or apprehended.
The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office is responsible for releasing the victim’s identity. This is the City’s 6th homicide of 2018.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken or Detective Raul Corral of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the “Submit a Tip” link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
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