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Search continues for shooter who ambushed Naples mother

Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 10:00:06-05

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a Collier County mother in December of last year.

It's been a year since 28 year old Danielle Trevino's life changed forever. Detectives say she was driving to her mother's house off Randall Boulevard to pick up her child after getting back from a birthday party with friends.

"She had dinner in her hands, she had her child's back pack in her hands, and as she was going to walk into her mom's house someone ambushed her," Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers said.

Trevino was battered with bullets, she was shot several times in the stomach and left forearm, causing major injuries.

"She has overcome all the physical injuries but you've still got the mental injuries that linger."

While her family lives in fear wondering who the shooter is, where the person could possibly be, and if they're going to come back, the person who pulled the trigger is still on our streets.

"We have no reason to believe it was a targeted shooting, we also have no reason to believe that it was a random shooting," Routte said. "She has no idea why this would happen to her, detectives are kind of running dry on leads."

Routte says there's very little information to go off of at this point because it was just after midnight when this all unfolded and not many people were outside.

"Whoever did this took off like a coward and they're out there still living their life."

While the shooter lives his life normally, it's a struggle for the victims. Mental health counselor, Glenna Tibbs, who works with critical incident cases says it will take a lot for victims like Trevino to feel safe again.

"That sense of safety every time she goes to the door, she may have a flashback, she may have a tremendous amount of nervousness, shaking, just feel very scared," Tibbs said.

Tibbs tells Four In Your Corner, the road to recovery isn't easy but a tip leading to an arrest is what could help Trevino heal from this painful memory.

"That gives them a sense that maybe they can experience some sense of safety in this world," she said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers and an additional $14,000 from an anonymous donor.

Tip can also be made by clicking here.