Police in Kentucky are investigating the fatal Mother’s Day shooting of a 27-year-old woman who police say was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman as her fianc and 8-year-old son watched in horror, PEOPLE confirms.
Angelina Pressley, who worked as a special education teacher, was pronounced dead soon after the early morning shooting was reported to authorities.
She was attacked by an unidentified assailant as she walked through the parking lot of her apartment complex in Louisville, a police spokesman tells PEOPLE.
According to investigators, the trio was ambushed by the triggerman as the couple arrived home with her 8-year-old son.
The killer first pointed his gun at the child before then turning it on Pressley, firing two fatal shots. Police say the shooter – who they’re still attempting to identify – immediately fled the scene following the shooting.
A police source tells PEOPLE that Louisville detectives have been pursuing a number of leads, and welcome any tips from the public concerning Sunday’s violence.
Information can be called in to the police department’s anonymous tips line at (502) 574-5673.
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Second Tragedy for Family Since Last January
Reached by phone Wednesday morning, Pressley’s sister, Alesha Murray, tells PEOPLE that the shooting has left her young nephew shaken.
“Naturally, he’s been pretty traumatized by everything that has happened,” Murray says, adding that the entire family is “devastated.”
According to Murray, Sunday’s shooting happened mere moments before Pressley’s son was planning to present her with flowers and a bracelet for Mother’s Day.
Murray says this is the second time in little more than a year that tragedy has struck her family.
As she was leaving work on Jan. 23, 2015, Pressley’s 58-year-old mother, Fontaine Jeffery, was killed in a hit-and-run while crossing a heavily-trafficked street in Louisville.