Jennifer Hernandez: 8-month pregnant Texas woman, 20, and her unborn child killed in drive-by shooting
The woman and her partner had just left a gas station when a white sedan with tinted windows and a paper license plate sped up beside them and fired several shots at the car
HOUSTON, TEXAS: In a horrific incident, a heavily pregnant Texas woman was shot to death just a day before her baby shower. The unfortunate incident occurred on Friday, September 16 after the boyfriend pulled out of a gas station, according to the authorities.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was identified as Jennifer Hernandez and was just a month away from giving birth. KRTK reports that the Texas woman with her partner stopped at an intersection when a white sedan sped up behind them. The suspect with paper license plates and tinted windows fired multiple shots at the couple. Authorities said that Hernandez was found shot to death in a car with her boyfriend in north Harris County. Hernandez, who was eight months pregnant, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the couple was expecting a boy. The 17-year-old boyfriend was shot twice during the shooting but survived the horrific incident. The reports revealed that the 20-year-old Hernandez was in the passenger seat of a blue Nissan Sentra. The unborn child of the Texas woman was also declared dead.
The boyfriend told the cops that they were not involved in any prior altercation that could have sparked the violence adding that the attack seemed completely random. Shedding light on the incident, Sergeant Ben Beall of Houston County Sheriff’s Office said, “They did stop at the gas station [but] he said he has no idea where the vehicle came from. It just came out of nowhere started shooting at him,” as reported by KTRK.
Update to recent shooting on Airtex: the deceased female has been identified as Jennifer Hernandez (20). Hernandez was reportedly 8 months pregnant at the time of her death. The unborn child did not survive. Her boyfriend (17) also sustained gunshot wounds, but survived. 1/3 https://t.co/2E7IjQ3isV— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 18, 2022
The family of the pregnant woman created a GoFundMe page to cover the expenses of her funeral. The statement by a family member read, “I am writing to you today to inform you of the loss of Jennifer Hernandez. We are absolutely devastated by Jennifer's passing. Nana was a wonderful daughter, a wonderful sister, and would have been a wonderful mother. Due to this unexpected loss and her unborn baby, the family has incurred a substantial amount of expenses.”
Hernandez’s shattered relatives told ABC13 that she planned to open a nail salon and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first child. Speaking of the suspect, the individual is yet to be identified. Also, no arrests have been made in the case, so far.