Mum shot dead in front of her two kids in broad daylight 'by ex boyfriend'

A man shot his ex-girlfriend in broad daylight and killed her in front of her two children.

Maria Cristina Calle was murdered in the Colombian city of Cali when she was shot four times by a man believed to be her ex-boyfriend.

Maria had brought her two children to an appointment when the shooter approached and shot her, police say.

Local newspaper Noticias Caracol reports that the victim was shot in the throat and died on the spot.

The shooter ran and remains at large, reports say.



The horror attack was captured on CCTV, with the clip showing the attacker approaching Maria and opening fire while a child is out of sight.

Cali Major Jorge Ivan Ospina said, “Everything indicates that it was her ex-boyfriend, so it is a new case of feminicide.

“We cannot allow this crime to go unpunished.”



Mum shot dead in front of her two kids in broad daylight 'by ex boyfriend'


Mum shot dead in front of her two kids in broad daylight 'by ex boyfriend'

He has offered a reward of 20 million pesos (£ 4,115) for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. The investigation is ongoing.

Cali security official Carlos Rojas said 70 women have been murdered in the city so far this year and 20 cases are considered femicides.

Nancy Faride, gender equality official, said: “The city is mourning because another woman has been the victim of a public murder. Now homes and public places are no longer safe for women. We feel very insecure. “

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made so far.

Al Jazeera reports that an average of nearly three women were murdered a day in Colombia in September, with 86 femicides per month.

It’s the highest number that investigators have documented per month since they started tracking the murders in 2017.

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