The authorities have not yet been able to find those responsible for the attack.
Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of gun violence which some readers may find distressing.
A Texas woman visiting family for the holidays was gunned down while driving on the highway in San Antonio. The woman, identified as the 27-year-old mom Rayne Rice Silva, was wounded in a drive-by shooting on Saturday when she was in a vehicle being driven by her husband on Interstate 10, per PEOPLE. She was shot in the head and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, the mom of two passed away on Monday.
Born in Del Rio, she was visiting family for the holidays, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help with her medical and funeral costs. The GoFundMe shared that she had two children, aged 1 and 4. Her small business, Nakomas Woodworking, which, according to its website, produces anything from cutting boards to kitchen cabinets, was co-owned by her and her husband, Erasmo Silva. "Rayne was a great friend, selfless, full of life and she devoted her love to her children and husband," Alyssa Riemann, a friend of the family who created the GoFundMe, wrote in the post.
The authorities have not yet been able to find those responsible for the attack, which occurred from a moving car around 7:40 pm, last Saturday, December 18, per Univision.
Many friends of the family expressed condolences on the GoFundMe. Deniz Valdez wrote, "You never got to meet the kids like we planned to someday. I'm so sorry. I promise you they'll know all about you. Thank you for touching my life with your light in my moment of darkness and pain. Rest In Peace Rayne. I wish I had so much more to give. I'm so sorry." Another well-wisher Carol-Anne Yerby wrote, "I knew her since Elementary. We hung out almost every weekend when younger and played games with a couple of other friends. We had awesome, fun adventures. I wish I talked to her more once she had moved away from El Paso. She was a beautiful soul and was DEFINITELY taken too soon. I wish her husband and her 2 beautiful kids the best possible in these trying times. I will miss you, Rayne."
Christopher Martinez wrote, expressing condolences, "I had few interactions with Rayne in high school, but we remained Facebook friends and she always left such a positive feeling when I think of her. I wish her husband and children the best for their healing. Damien her brother was a cool dude and likewise for him, your whole family are on my mind during this time I'm so sorry." Denise Herrera, wrote, "My deepest condolences to you Marco and entire family. No words can express the sadness when I heard the news. May God give you peace during this difficult time."
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