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Young mum killed in front of 6-year-old daughter in ‘mistaken identity’ shooting

A young mum was tragically killed in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

Californian Jacqueline Flores, 25, was sitting in her parked car with her 6-year-old daughter when she was shot and killed by an unknown assailant.

Jacqueline's orphaned daughter was lucky to make it out alive, with a bullet hitting the rear window by her seat.

Luckily the girl was unharmed.

Jacqueline's heinous killing is thought by cops to have been a case of mistaken identity – and Ms Flores not the intended target.

She was rushed to hospital after police detected gunfire at an intersection in Fresno, northern California.

But she died three days after the incident, which took place on Tuesday.

Jacqueline's family set up a GoFundMe page to support funeral costs and her daughter's wellbeing.

It has raised almost $11k (£7.9k) in three days, beating its target amount.

Alex Flores wrote: "Any amount will help us.

"She didn’t deserve this.

"If you also know anything about what happen contact the police to help catch the person that did this."

Fresno has a high murder rate considering its prosperous status.

The city's figure of 4.2 murders per 100k people is quadruple the numbers seen in San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and even crime-heavy LA over the past 5 years.

Jacqueline's cousin said she was an ever-present, kind force within her family.

Odalis Tepec told KSEE: "To me, she was like a big sister.

"Every time I needed someone to talk to, she was always there.

"It was hard to believe… It felt like it could have been a dream, like, we just had to wake up. But it wasn't."

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