A Potential Cartel Attack In The State Of California Resulted In The Deaths Of Six People, Including A Baby: A “cartel-like execution” claimed the lives of four members of one California family. The house had a history with law enforcement for its connection to the narcotics trade.
Police and family members claim the casualties included a 16-year-old mother, her 10-month-old kid, and the baby’s grandmother and great-grandmother.
Last Monday, authorities stormed the house in Goshen, a town of around 3,000 people.
Two suspects in the “targeted massacre,” according to the police, remain at large.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux disclosed that officials knew a great deal about the tragedy, but he would not disclose the names of the suspects because he feared the killers were watching to avoid detection.
It was yet another violent weekend in America as gun violence ripped through communities from coast to coast.
Six people—including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby—were killed in a shooting early Monday at a home in central California. https://t.co/rWj0B8HRTV
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) January 17, 2023
On Monday, six persons lost their lives during a shooting. As a result, only three persons are still alive.
Nothing happened by chance, Mr. Boudreaux emphasized. It was premeditated, planned, and appalling.
Names of the victims released by investigators include:
- Aged 72 years, Rosa Parraz
- Age 52, Eladio Parraz Jr.
- Currently 50 years old, Jennifer Analla
- Marcos Parraz, a 19-year-old
- lyssa Parraz, 16
- Ten-month-old Nicholas Parraz
According to Mr. Boudreaux, one of the survivors laid flat on the floor with their feet against the door to keep the intruders out.
The sheriff described him as being so terrified that all he could do was hold the door and pray he was not the last victim. When gunfire rang out, the other two ran into a trailer for shelter.
Monday morning at 03:30 local time (11:30 GMT), a lone occupant of the home phoned the police. There were other bodies discovered inside the house in addition to the two that were discovered in the street.
The child and mother were reportedly running away from the area when they were shot, according to Sheriff Boudreaux, and the forensic evidence suggests that the shooter was standing directly over them.
NEW: Six people — including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby — were killed in a mass shooting this morning in central California. At least two victims were found dead in the street. Police say the family was targeted. https://t.co/Y3rzvLvmHE
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 16, 2023
There is a ten thousand dollar (eight thousand and one hundred pound) prize for information leading to an arrest, and the San Francisco FBI office is aiding with the investigation.
The sheriff stated that police are keeping an eye on the border between Mexico and Canada in search of the suspects and that the “extremely insecure border” has contributed to the rise of Mexican drug cartel activities in the central California region in recent years.
Mr. Boudreaux emphasized that the mother and child were innocent bystanders, saying, “Let me make this very clear, not all these folks in this residence were gang members.”
The victims were “shot in places where a gunman knew that speedy death would occur,” he claimed, making the deaths “similar to high-ranking gang executions, and the kind of execution they commit.”
At least six people, including a mother and her 6-month-old baby, are dead after a mass shooting in Goshen, California. https://t.co/p6ewkF1ded
— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) January 16, 2023
The results of the postmortem tests of the victims are anticipated to be released on Friday, the sheriff added, and hundreds of items of evidence have already been collected.
He also asked neighbors to investigate their surveillance footage from Monday morning between 3 and 5 a.m. for any strange vehicles.
Grandpa Elysa Parraz informed the Associated Press that Elysa had been staying with her father’s family in Goshen, central California. In addition to the baby’s parents, Samuel Pina alleged that the child’s uncle, grandmother, and great-grandmother were also murdered.
He then exclaimed, “I can’t fathom what kind of monster would do this.”