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A pregnant mother died after being caught in the crossfire of an eight-person shootout in Hemet, California.
The woman, identified by her family as 27-year-old Tameka Haynes, was flown to a trauma center after being shot in the head but eventually died of her injuries.
Haynes’ family say they were three months pregnant with their second child at the time of the shooting. She was also the mother of an 8 year old boy.
New at 11p: loved ones speak about this mom, pregnant w/ her 2nd child, shot & killed in a street fight that had nothing to do with her. @NBCLA @HemetPolice911 #TamekaHaynes #Milli #RIP pic.twitter.com/aId8PPd1CB
— Beverly White (@BeverlyNBCLA) May 20, 2021
“She was lively, non-judgmental, and greeted everyone like family,” wrote loved ones in a GoFundMe campaign created for their funeral expenses. “She raised everyone around her with generosity and a pure heart.”
Family member Stevlyn Sandridge told KTLA that “part of us died with her yesterday.”
“She has a lot of family, she’s very loved, and we don’t understand the details or anything,” said Sandridge. “We don’t know why they killed her or why they shot a lot of innocent people.”
Hemet police said they responded to the shooting reports around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Avenida Valencia.
Several women were involved in an altercation that affected up to eight people. Multiple shots were fired at one point, authorities said.
Upon arrival, officers identified three shooting victims. They also learned that two others had made their way to a local hospital.
Besides Haynes, the other victims at the scene were adult men, one with gunshot wounds to the leg and back and the other with an elbow wound.
So far, authorities have not indicated whether arrests have been made. They also haven’t found a clear reason for the shooting.