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Victim killed in north Corpus Christi drive-by shooting identified as 44-year-old Nikki Nunez

Another 60-year-old Brenda Rivera is in serious condition.



Friday night in Corpus Christi took a tragic turn when a drive-by shooting unfolded on the 5800 block of Skylark Drive.

According to Corpus Christi Police, a gunman fired from a passing vehicle around 9:30 pm.

The attack claimed the life of 44-year-old Nikki Nunez, and left 60-year-old Brenda Rivera in serious condition.

Responding officers found two women at the scene with gunshot wounds – a 44-year-old and a 60-year-old. Medics rushed both victims to the hospital in critical condition, but sadly, the 44-year-old woman later died from her injuries, as confirmed by CCPD Senior Officer Jennifer Collier.

Investigators believe a black passenger car, possibly a Mazda with black rims, drove by the residence and fired into the home, striking the two women.

The suspect vehicle, described as a dark-colored passenger car with black rims, possibly a Mazda, sped away from the scene and remains at large.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the culprit. If you have any information about this crime, contact Corpus Christi Police Detectives at 361-886-2840. You can also provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or online at Remember, information leading to an arrest can earn you a cash reward.