Police are searching for a suspect after a 79-year-old woman was fatally shot while sitting in her home Thursday night in Dallas, police said.
Dallas police responded to the drive-by shooting call about 10:52 p.m. to the 3700 block of Meyers Street where they found the woman, identified as Gloria Roque, struck by gunfire, police said.
She was transported to the hospital where she later died.
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Roque's cousin says Roque was sitting in her home with her back to the wall when several shots were fired and struck her in the back.
"Somebody made a mistake. That shouldn't have happened," Larry Adams said. "Not here. It hurts."
Adams says Roque was like a neighborhood watch captain in the area. She also sang in the church choir and he taught his daughter how to play piano. Keith Lee, Roque's son, says his father was in the military, which allowed his mom and siblings to travel the world.
“We’ve been from Iran to all different countries and environments and to come here and die in your own community that’s sad man," Lee said.
No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information is asked to call John Valdez at 214-283-4828 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 214-373-8477. Information leading to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses can be eligible for a reward up to $5,000.