Pregnant mom and unborn child murdered on her way to a birthday party

By Dave Andrusko

A terrible tragedy took place December 29 in Artesia, a suburb of Los Angles. A 25-year-old woman and her unborn baby were gunned down “while on her way to a birthday party in what was allegedly a targeted drive-by shooting,” Alex Timothy reported for the Post-Millennial.

The details certainly strongly suggest Ms. Perez was targeted for assassination. “It wasn’t random. We know that. It was not random,” the mother of Marissa Alexis Perez said.

“According to  Sandra Tolentino, another car pulled up alongside Perez and her father and opened fire, hitting the expectant mother multiple times, including in the head,” Timothy reported.

Tolentino told ABC7 “She was 25. She was about to be a mother in five more months. She was so happy.”

Cindy Von Quednow reporting for KTLA wrote

On Tuesday, a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles was growing in a shopping center near the scene of the deadly shooting.

“Marissa was expecting the biggest blessing, a baby in June,” a GoFundMe created by her family read.

Perez was described as “the most loyal, loving, outgoing and strongest person.”

“Nothing has prepared us for this immense feeling of loss and sorrow,” the fundraising page read.

“She was so excited, she seemed like a while new person,” the victim’s brother, Isaac Tolentino, told KTLA. “I’ve never seen my sister glow like that.”