8-Months-Pregnant Texas Woman Is Shot Dead in Front of Boyfriend Just a Day before Baby Shower
One woman couldn't wait to become a mother. Like many young people, she had big dreams and believed she would live to see them become a reality. Sadly, fate had other plans.
A twenty-year-old from Houston, Texas, was entering an exciting stage of her life—motherhood. She was eight months pregnant and counted down the days until the birth of her unborn baby.
The rest of her family were equally eager to meet the little boy, and their hearts burst with pride just thinking about him. Tragically, they never had the chance to meet him.
She Was Excited to Become a Mother
Jennifer Hernandez and her boyfriend were like many other couples, loving life and planning their future together. The duo prepared themselves for the birth of her son and grew more excited with every passing day.
Hernandez was a driven young woman who was busy setting up a nail business. The mom-to-be was also motivated to provide for her bundle of joy, who was still on the way.
Their Lives Changed Irrevocably
As Hernandez approached the final stage of her pregnancy, loved ones arranged a baby shower. She looked forward to being spoilt along the journey toward motherhood. However, the day before the special event, something shocking occurred.
Rick recalled his encounter with Hernandez and admitted that he was having a difficult time processing what had happened and what he had seen.
The woman and her boyfriend visited a gas station as they had done so many times before, but September 16, 2022, was different. Their Friday night turned into anyone's worst nightmare and changed the course of their lives forever.
The Shocking Incident
As the couple left the station, a driver in another car sped up and followed them before opening fire. The shots injured both Hernandez and her boyfriend. He stated that the violent incident "came out of nowhere."
While Hernandez's boyfriend was able to roll out of the car and shield himself after being shot twice, she was in critical condition. A witness named Rick was one of the first people on the scene and did his best to help the couple.
The Woman's Final Words
Rick recalled his encounter with Hernandez and admitted having difficulty processing what had happened and what he had seen. He expressed: "I wish there was more I could do, but there wasn't."
He also explained how Hernandez's boyfriend begged him to help his pregnant girlfriend, shouting: "Help my girlfriend, help my girlfriend!" The witness heard the final conversation Hernandez had with her mom and revealed:
"She was on the phone with her mom and kept saying, 'I'm not going to make it, mom.'"
Rick explained that Hernandez's mother was confused and worried about her daughter. He shared their location with the concerned parent and knew she needed to come quickly because the young woman's condition was critical.
The Family Needs Support
What was intended to be a beautiful weekend of making memories and celebrating the near arrival of Hernandez's baby boy turned into something devastating. Tragically, both the mother and her unborn son passed away. He would have been the first nephew and grandchild in his family.
"We are absolutely devastated by Jennifer's passing. [She] was a wonderful daughter, a wonderful sister, and would have been a wonderful mother."
They asked for support to help relieve the financial burden after the tragedy. "[We] appreciate the outpouring of love, prayers, and support shown in recent days and, no doubt, in the coming months," the family concluded.
No one should endure what Hernandez's loved ones faced. The unnecessary violence claimed two innocent lives and turned a family's world upside down.
We send them our heartfelt condolences and prayers as they navigate this painful time. Hopefully, justice will be served so the family can find some comfort. May the two angels rest in peace.
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