A mom was fatally shot in front of her children after an argument with a stranger in a South Carolina supermarket parking lot on Valentine’s Day.
Alexandria Cress Borys, 26, was loading groceries into her automobile exterior a Kroger in Irmo on Tuesday afternoon when the argument erupted between her and one other girl, her husband Tyler Borys informed Fox57.
Shortly after the altercation ended, Alexandria was shot in the again whereas her children, a two-year-old and an toddler, sat in the automobile. The mom was pronounced dead on the scene at round 4pm.
The shooter was later recognized by police as 23-year-old Christina Harrison.
Ms Harrison fled the scene of the capturing earlier than calling to show herself in about 90 minutes later.
She was booked into the Lexington County Detention Middle on prices of homicide, unlawfully carrying a pistol and possession of a weapon throughout a violent crime.
Witnesses informed the police Alexandria and Ms Harrison have been concerned in an altercation simply earlier than the capturing.
Investigators confirmed the ladies didn’t know one another and the trigger of the argument has not been disclosed.
“Sadly, this is a scenario the place tempers flared, and somebody let anger get the very best of them,” Irmo Police Chief Bobby Dale stated in a Fb submit.
“One rash determination has impacted the lives of two households and numerous others who witnessed this tragic occasion.
“Mindless is the one phrase I can suppose of to explain what occurred at the moment.”
Mr Borys arrange a GoFundMe campaign elevating cash to construct a memorial in honour of Alexandria, who labored as a cosmetologist and was enrolled in nursing college.
“A phenomenal girl, great mom, compassionate spouse, trusting buddy, and so a lot extra. Alexandria was actually taken too quickly,” the outline states.
“The small print of what occurred have been lined by the information so I’m saving myself doing it once more right here.
“We’re not on the lookout for private donations or monetary assist. However there was sufficient individuals asking so I’d like to make use of any funds collected to construct a memorial for Alexandria to honor a nice soul. Wether or not it’s one thing small, a park installment, or wherever we are able to do. Something extra will go in the direction of a future fund to learn our son. Thanks all for yours ideas. Maintain your family members shut.”
Alexandria’s dying got here simply six days after her youthful brother Brandon was fatally shot.