Investigators are seeking clues after a 24-year-old schoolteacher was found fatally shot near a San Bernardino park early Saturday, officials said.
Nancy Magana of San Bernardino died following the shooting, which was first reported about 2 a.m. at 30th and Flores streets, just north of Delmann Heights Park, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement.
Officers went to the neighborhood after receiving reports of a shooting when they found Magana suffering from at least one gunshot wound, authorities said. She was taken to a hospital, but could not be saved.
“Homicide detectives responded to investigate the murder,” the statement said.
No information regarding a suspect description or a motive was available.
Magana had just completed her second week of teaching at Del Vallejo Middle School, where she had been hired earlier this year as her first full-time teaching position, sister Maria Magana told the San Bernardino Sun.
Nancy Magana was sitting in a parked truck with her 5-year-old son and boyfriend when the gunfire rang out, she said.
They had gone to the park to spend time after an evening out at Dave & Buster’s, the newspaper reported.
Maria Magana described her sister as kind, giving, intelligent and funny. She added that she had no idea why someone would want to hurt her sister.
Anyone with information was urged to contact San Bernardino police Detective Flesher at 909-384-5655 or Sgt. Tello at 909-384-5613.