Young Mother Dies Protecting Her Children From Gunfire in Oakland

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Chyemil Pierce, 30, was fatally shot and two others injured on Monday, March 11, 2015. (Credit: KRON via CNN)

Police are investigating the shooting death of a Bay Area mother who was killed while trying to protect her young son and daughter from gunfire.

Chyemil Pierce, 30, was fatally shot and two others injured about 4:45 p.m. Monday when gunfire broke out in the Oakland neighborhood of 30th and Linden streets, Oakland police Officer Frank Bonifacio said.

Pierce had just picked up her children from daycare when a violent fight broke out.

As the shots rang out in front her home, Pierce rushed to protect her 7-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter, yelling at them to run, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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