A 16-year-old mother and her infant son appeared. To be fleeing what authorities described. As a “massacre” at their California home when they were shot in the head, officials said Tuesday.
In the small farming community of Goshen in what Tulare County Sheriff Mike. Boudreaux said was a gang- or cartel-related shooting.
The sheriff’s office initially said the girl was 17 and her baby was 6 months old. Forensics showed one or more people were standing over them when they fired. Boudreaux said.
Others killed in the shooting are Rosa Parraj, 72; Marcos Paraz, 19; Eladio Parraj, 52; and Jennifer Annala, 49.
Eladio Perraz was the teenagers‘ uncle, Rosa Perraz was their grandmother. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teresa Douglas said.
Boudreaux said: “None of this happened by accident. It was deliberate, intentional and horrific.” Authorities believe two people are responsible for the shooting. Neither has been identified or arrested. And Boudreaux could not provide a possible description.
A 911 caller who reported shots fired around 3:30 a.m. was inside the home and survived, Boudreaux said Tuesday.
“He could hear gunshots up and down the hallway,” he said. “He put his foot down to keep the door from opening.”
At one point, he heard a doorknob bang before the gunmen moved on, Boudreaux said. “He was in such a state of fear that all he could do was hold the door, hoping he wasn’t the next victim,” Boudreaux said. said.
Authorities began receiving 911 reports seven minutes. After deputies arrived at the home in the unincorporated. community in California’s Central Valley.