Woman Eight Months Pregnant Shot Dead Day Before Baby Shower: Sheriff

A mom-to-be in Houston, Texas, was fatally shot along with her unborn child on Friday evening, September 16, just one day before her scheduled baby shower. KTRK reported

that 20-year-old Jennifer Hernandez was in the passenger seat of a blue Nissan Sentra with her boyfriend when she was shot dead by another driver on the road. Her boyfriend was

shot twice, but managed to survive the attack, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed. Hernandez was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The car had

bullet holes through the doors and windows, after the couple were shot at while leaving a Shell gas station on Airtex Drive and Ella Boulevard. Sheriff Gonzalez said a

driver in a white, four-door sedan with tinted windows and a paper license plate drove up beside the couple's car and shot into it multiple times. Deputies told KTRK that the

suspect's car continued to drive eastbound on Airtex Drive, heading toward I-45. In the U.S., gun violence has resulted in 32,068 deaths this year, as per Gun Violence

Archive. It's also led to 28,698 injuries. The Harris County Sheriff's Office hasn't identified a motive for the shooting, telling KTRK that there's a chance it could have

been road rage, but it added that the driver claimed there had been no prior interaction with the shooter. "According to the driver, he said there was no interaction before

that. They did stop at the gas station just west of us here and he said he has no idea where the vehicle came from. It just came out of nowhere and started shooting at him," Sgt.

Ben Beall said.