Mother of young woman shot in Miami road rage incident speaks out

MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida mother opened up about her daughter’s struggle to survive, days after, police said, she was shot in the head during a road rage incident.

Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Sanchez continues to fight for her life at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she underwent brain surgery last week. She remains in a medically induced coma.

Her mother, Lisa Fraga, said her daughter is now recovering from the procedure. “I would like to let everyone know she is showing signs of improvement,” she said. “She is moving. There are signs of life. There’s hope. The doctors said she will live.”

According to Miami Police, Sanchez was shot in the head after her boyfriend got into an argument with strangers in another car near Southwest 14th Street and 27th Avenue in Miami, June 19.

Alyssa Sanchez

Police said Sanchez was the only one shot in that incident.

“She is the mother of two beautiful boys,” said Fraga as she held back tears.

Fraga said her daughter will likely face a long road to recovery. “She’s moving her arms, moving her legs. There is going to be a disability on Alyssa. I will be there every step of the way for her,” she said.

Fraga said she welcomes continued prayers from the community during this difficult time. “I just ask to the public to please continue to pray and continue to support in prayer, for my daughter,” she said.

According to police, the only description available of the car is that it’s a red sedan last seen heading northbound on State Road 7.

There have been no arrests in connection to Alyssa’s shooting.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $5,000 reward.

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