Mother of 3 Fatally Shot While Driving with Children in South LA Neighborhood

by Xara Aziz
Courtesy: Bailey Family

Another senseless death has led a South Los Angeles community stunned and a family outraged.

On September 26 at approximately 11:45 p.m., 28-year-old BreYanna Bailey was in an SUV driving home from dinner with her three children when a sedan pulled up alongside her and sprayed bullets into her vehicle causing her to crash into a fire hydrant in front of a fire station. Authorities believe she attempted to rush to a local hospital to receive care for a sustained gunshot wound, but instead, she collided with the hydrant, which caused an overflow of water to spill out into the street. She was pronounced dead on the scene after first responders attempted to save her, according to reports.

Two unidentified passengers were also in the vehicle with Bailey and her children when the crash took place. Their relationship to the mother of three is unknown.

Meanwhile, Bailey’s family say they have yet to come to terms with her death. “This is like a nightmare. A nightmare,” Katrina Taylor, a cousin of the victim, told KABC TV. ” I just don’t understand. How could a person just shoot into a vehicle? You didn’t even know who you’re shooting. I just know that they said that somebody chased them down. She’s innocent. She’s not confrontational at all.”

Investigations into Bailey’s death is ongoing. While there is no suspect in custody, the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that the suspect’s vehicle was heading westbound on Slauson Avenue from Western Avenue and stopped at St. Andrews Place and Slauson.

“We’re tired of burying our babies and our brothers and our sisters and mothers and fathers,” said another cousin of Bailey, Nikki Taylor.  “When is it going to stop?”

Bailey leaves behind three children, aged nine, five and three.

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