A memorial has been set up for the 6-year-old boy who was killed in road rage while pulling on a highway in Orange.
The boy has been identified as Aiden Leos by family members.
The mothers arrived with their children to pay tribute to the boy as well as the rest of the grieving community.
NBC4 learns more about the moments after filming.
John Cádiz Klemack spoke to some of the Good Samaritans who stopped in to help right after the shooting.
They said the mother was rocking her son as they approached the scene. At that point, they still didn’t know what had happened, but they overheard the mother telling police that she had been cut off by a white sedan and run over the driver.
As she tried to walk away to exit, the bullets hit her trunk, then her son in the backseat.
They also said an off-duty policeman arrived at the scene and attempted to perform CPR on the boy until paramedics took over.
The boy later died in hospital.
This tragic story now touches many parents in the region.
“It’s messed up. It just came out of nowhere. People come out of nowhere and start shooting like crazy,” said a resident cradling his son. “I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a baby.”
The memorial was placed on the Walnut Upper Bridge on Highway 55, south of Katella, where the investigation took place. All lanes of the highway have since been reopened.
There are still no leads on the suspect.