Vigil Planned for Woman Killed in ‘Deliberate' Hit and Run

The victim was physically assaulted before being hit by a vehicle, San Diego police say

A vigil will be held Wednesday night in honor of a woman killed in what investigators describe as a deliberate hit-and-run incident.

Jazmine Leigh Ruiz, 29, died April 20 after she was beaten and struck by a vehicle in the west alley of the 4100 block of Wilson Avenue.

Her family told NBC 7 Ruiz was a mother of five who loved to sing and had a 'beautiful soul.'

The community organization known as DOVE, Dreaming Of Violence-free Everywhere, is calling for residents to gather in the parking lot at 3060 54th Street beginning at 6p.m.

DOVE organizers say the group works to find solutions to end violence in the community.

Meanwhile, San Diego Police Department is looking for the person or persons responsible in Ruiz' death.

Detectives believe the car was used as a weapon to kill the victim after a physical assault.

Witnesses told SDPD officers that a group of suspects – possibly one woman and two men – exited the car and ran away from the scene of the crash. The suspects were last seen sprinting southbound away from the alley.

Police said one man, described as heavyset, may have had blood on his shirt. The female suspect may have also been covered in blood.

Anyone with information can call the homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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