Young mom was fleeing the 'massacre' of California family with her infant son when they were killed, sheriff says

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A 16-year-old mother appeared to be fleeing what authorities described as a "massacre" at a California home when she and her infant son were shot in their heads, officials said Tuesday.

Alissa Parraz and 10-month old Nycholas Parraz were among six people killed in the small farming community of Goshen overnight Monday in what Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said was either a gang- or cartel-related shooting.

The sheriff's office initially said the teenager was 17 and her baby was 6 months old. Forensics showed one or more people stood over them when they fired, Boudreaux said.

Their bodies were found in the street outside the home, he said.

Others killed in the shooting were Rosa Parraz, 72; Marcos Parraz, 19; Eladio Parraz, 52; and Jennifer Analla, 49.

Eladio Parraz was the teens’ uncle, Rosa Parraz was their grandmother, and Analla was in a relationship with another family member who was not killed, sheriff’s spokesperson Teresa Douglass said.

Boudreaux said: “None of this was by accident. It was deliberate, intentional and horrific.”

Authorities believe two people were responsible for the shooting. Neither have been identified or apprehended, and Boudreaux could not provide a possible description.

A 911 caller who reported the shooting around 3:30 a.m. was inside the home and survived, Boudreaux said Tuesday.... (Read more)