Alissa Parraz: Shooting that killed teen mom, her 6-month baby and 4 others was a targeted cartel attack
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TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: A notorious gang-related shooting that killed Alissa Parraz, 17, her six-month-old baby Nycholas Nolan Parraz, an elderly woman, and four others at a home in Goshen, California, was reported to be a targeted cartel attack. The callous murders took place on Monday, January 16, 2023, after neighbors heard rounds of bullets being fired, prompting multiple calls to the police about an active shooter in the area.
The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said the vicious shooting was "gang" and "drugs" related. "Detectives believe there are at least two suspects and this is not a random act of violence. It appears this family was targeted and there are gang associations involved, as well as potential drug investigations," the cops said, reported Daily Mail. The police believe there is a cartel connection to the killings after TCSO detectives conducted a narcotics-related search warrant at the residence last week.
During the "horrific massacre," the infant and the mother had attempted to flee when they were both executed in a ditch outside their home. Another victim was fatally shot in the doorway of the residence. Three more victims were found inside the home, out of which a man was alive but later died at a hospital. Police also believe one of the victims was shot in their sleep.
Two people survived the shooting by hiding inside a trailer on the property. "I think it's specifically connected to the cartel. The level of violence … this was not your run-of-the-mill, low-end gang member," Sheriff Mike Boudreaux explained.
"If [they] are specifically shooting everyone in the head, they know what they are doing ... [and] they are comfortable with what they are doing," the sheriff said, adding, "We have potential information, which will hopefully lead to potential suspects," reported the outlet.
Samuel Pina said that his teenage granddaughter Alissa and her infant son were living with their father's side of the family and that her dad's uncle, her dad's cousin, and her grandmother and great-grandmother were among the ones who were killed. "I can't wrap my head around what kind of monster would do this," Samuel said.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is requested to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact authorities by calling or texting 559-725-4194 or through email at [email protected]