On Friday night, a woman tragically lost her life in a shooting that occurred inside a Glendale gas station. The incident took place at a Chevron station near 51st Avenue and Glendale, just after 9 p.m. Despite ongoing investigations, no arrests have been made in connection with the crime.
The victim, identified by her loved ones as Irma Rivera-Martinez, was a worker at the gas station. According to investigators, she had entered the convenience store when an unidentified man wearing a face covering followed her inside and shot her ten times with a handgun. Rivera-Martinez succumbed to her injuries on the scene.
The shooter fled the premises before the arrival of the police. Details surrounding the incident remain scarce, with authorities yet to release information regarding any potential motives or whether any items were stolen from the store.
The surrounding community came together to mourn the loss of Rivera-Martinez. Friends and acquaintances recall her kindness and willingness to lend a helping hand. One frequent customer of the gas station, who preferred to remain anonymous, expressed his heartbreak upon learning of her fate.
Inside the convenience store, a makeshift memorial has been set up, with flowers and candles placed near the cash register in memory of the beloved worker. As the community struggles to come to terms with this senseless act of violence, many have expressed their distress over the growing prevalence of such incidents.