Grandmother Killed While She Slept By Drive-By Shooting

She was killed as she slept in her own home. Police think she was not the intended target.

By Gina Tron

A Texas grandmother was shot and killed by a gang-related drive-by shooting. She was sleeping in her North Houston home when she was shot.

According to KHOU, the shooting took place at around 2:45 a.m. Monday. Investigators said 63-year-old Brenda Reyna was an innocent bystander.

Five other people - Reyna’s spouse, son, son’s spouse and their two young children - were also home during the shooting. The only one shot was Reyna. Investigators said that Reyna’s son is a documented gang member.

Reyna worked as a teacher’s aide at a nearby elementary school. The school released the following statement Monday morning: "We are sad to report that a Jefferson Elementary teaching assistant was killed Monday morning. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this employee, as well as to the entire Jefferson Elementary School community."

A neighbor, Jose Perez, heard the gunshots and ran across the street to try to help Reyna. He told KHOU he saw bullet shell casings from a rifle outside on the street. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect vehicle.



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