Outrage as viral video shows boy, 12, crying over mom’s body
A harrowing video showing a 12-year-old schoolboy lying on the ground next his mother’s bloodied body has sparked outrage on social media.
What was supposed to be day of celebration for the child turned into tragedy, as his mother was executed after attending his graduation ceremony.
The heart-wrenching video was uploaded to Facebook shortly after the woman was gunned down along Santa Barbara Boulevard, Santa Cruz on Tuesday.
In the 30-second video, which has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, the child is heard screaming and crying in agony as he holds on to his mother’s body on the ground.
Social media users condemned the brutal killing of the mother of three, with many questioning why the video was recorded and uploaded to Facebook.
Reports say the 36-year-old woman of San Juan was standing the roadway, when a white station wagon pulled alongside her and armed men emerged with what appeared to be rifles.
The gunmen reportedly opened fire on the woman, before fleeing the scene.
The victim, who was a state witness, died at the scene.
An autopsy is expected to be conducted on Friday.