Mother of 5 shot and killed in Pueblo, no arrests made

Suspect vehicle on the left.  Whitney Chavez on the right.
Suspect vehicle on the left. Whitney Chavez on the right.(Family of Witney)
Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 2:38 AM MDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2022 at 7:31 PM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A woman is dead after a shooting on Pueblo’s east side.

The Pueblo Police Department responded to the 900 block of East 7th Street on a report of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30. When officers arrived, they found an woman dead on scene with gunshot wounds.

Officers have not released any suspect information, if the suspect and victim knew each other or any further details of the shooting yet. The victim was identified by the coroner as 34-year-old Whitney Chavez.

Police have identified a suspect vehicle that can be viewed at the top of this article.

Family members tell 11 News Chavez leaves behind five children. A GoFundMe was set up to help the family. Click here to give.

This is the 18th homicide investigation in the city of Pueblo so far in 2022.

Police urge anyone with information on the case to contact the Pueblo Police Department dispatch line at 719-553-2502 or Detective Jose Medina directly at 719-320-6006. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP (719-542-7867) or If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.