Nancy Magana San Bernardino teacher shot dead at park while sitting inside truck with boyfriend and 5 year old son. Suspect sought.
Police in California are on the hunt for a gunman who they say shot and killed a San Bernardino 24-year-old middle school teacher over the weekend ‘for no reason’ while sitting in a truck with her son and boyfriend.
Officers found Nancy Magaña wounded after being called to the scene of a shooting at Delmann Heights Park around 2 a.m. Saturday, the San Bernardino Police Department told the Los Angeles Times. At the time of the shooting, the middle school teacher had been sitting in the driver’s seat.
The math teacher and volleyball coach, who had started working at Del Vallejo Middle School just weeks ago, was taken to a hospital where she later died of her injuries. A description of the shooter was not immediately available.
‘It’s just that somebody walked up to her car and shot her for no reason,’ her sister told the San Bernardino Sun. ‘That’s what makes it hard — there’s no reason.’
‘She didn’t get mad at anyone, she did not have any enemies and this was just a senseless act and it doesn’t make any sense that 30 students in six periods now don’t get to see her,’ sister, Maria Magaña added.
The sister went on to say she didn’t believe Nancy having been intentionally shot at.
‘She was her son’s hero.’
Of note, Nancy’s 5-year-old son and boyfriend were inside the vehicle at the time of the attack, but were not injured, according to FOX11. It remained unclear if the boyfriend, whose name was not publicly released- had been targeted.
Magaña, her boyfriend and son had visited a local Dave & Buster’s restaurant Friday night before visiting the park later on in the evening.
Maria Magaña told the San Bernardino Sun that her sister became a teacher to give back to the community, and spent her own money to decorate her classroom to welcome students on opening day this year.
‘She was her son’s superhero. He thought that nothing could ever hurt her,’ she added. ‘To him, she was the fastest and strongest, and everyone else came second… He always said ‘my mom’ is the No. 1 love of his life.’
The San Bernardino City Unified School District said crisis counselors had been scheduled to be on campus for students Monday.
Authorities have yet to identify a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call San Bernardino detectives at (909) 384 -5655 or (909) 384-5613.
Police are looking for the shooter who killed a beloved San Bernardino mom. 24-year-old Nancy Magaña was a lifelong adventurer and a new teacher. I spoke with some of the hundreds who gathered to honor her at a vigil tonight, I’ll have the story on @cbsla. #SanBernadino #cbsla pic.twitter.com/84Ofj817WS
— Laurie Perez (@LauriePerez) August 19, 2019