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 their two children.

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

Maria had taken her two children to an appointment when the shooter came up to them and shot them, the police say.

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

The shooter ran away and remains at large, reports say.

The horror attack was captured on video surveillance. The clip shows the attacker approaching Maria and opening fire while a child slips out of sight.

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

“We cannot allow this crime to go unpunished.”

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

Cali security officer Carlos Rojas said 70 women have been murdered in the city so far this year, with 20 cases classified as femicides.

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

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

Al Jazeera reports In September, an average of three women per day were killed in Colombia, and 86 femicides per month.

It’s the highest monthly total that researchers have documented since tracking the murders began in 2017.

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