Police need help finding shooter who killed pregnant mom and injured her 2 children
Police officials in Florida asked help from the public to catch the suspects who ended the life of a pregnant woman and wounded two children. A $5000 reward has been put up.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida took to Facebook to release a “Need-to-ID” announcement in search of the two suspects responsible for the incident that occurred on July 16th at 2:49 p.m.
The suspects were reported to be two young, African-American males and were inside an older model of a white sedan. They were last seen fleeing the scene using the vehicle.
A reward worth $5000 will be given to the person who can provide information which will lead to the arrest of the persons of interest.
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The shooting – which happened at the intersection of Gamble Drive and Dunsford Drive in Orlando – ended the life of a pregnant woman and injured two children: a ten-month-old boy and a 13-year-old girl.
These are pictures Imelda Francois’ family shared with me of her with her 22-month-old son Kameren, who was hurt by gunfire yesterday in Pine Hills. Imelda and her unborn child both died when someone fired into their car. She was six months pregnant. pic.twitter.com/ggOGwbkn5N— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) July 17, 2018
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told Orlando Sentinel that a white Chevrolet Malibu was chasing a silver car at the time. Eventually, someone started shooting.
Deputy officials were already around the area responding to an unrelated call when they heard more than fifteen shots being fired.
Bishop Kelvin Cobaris says no one deserves to die the way Imelda Francois died. “As long as her memory lives in your heart, she will never be forgotten.” pic.twitter.com/HskKd8NYLM— David Harris (@DavidHarrisOS) July 17, 2018
The silver car halted after it had been shot multiple times, resulting to a shot-out black window and numerous bullet holes.
The 13-year-old, who was shot in the arm, was the one who ran towards the deputies for help. The ten-month-old child only suffered a grazed wound. They were brought Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for treatment.
The vigil is an emotional one, as several family members break down remembering their loved one.— Sanika Dange WESH (@SanikaDangeTV) July 17, 2018
We’ve learned Imelda Francois was 6 months pregnant.
Her cousins tell @WESH they WILL find justice. They are determined to find the people responsible. pic.twitter.com/NLEW2qH59o
As for the mother, 21-year-old Imelda Francois was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she was declared dead.
According to Demings, the incident was “very violent” and even more heartbreaking because children were involved.
He said, “As a father and as a grandfather, whenever you see incidents like this occur it’s emotional for the entire community.”