• The victim's mother found her and tried administering CPR to save her
  • 17-year-old Frank Deleon was arrested and charged with murder
  • Multiple gunshot wounds were found on the 16-year-old victim's back

A 16-year-old girl from Texas was shot 22 times by her boyfriend after she learned that he was romantically involved with another person. Diamond Alvarez of Houston was walking her dog, Peanut outside her family residence around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 when the sound of gunshots rang through the neighborhood.

The girl's mother, Anna Machado rushed outside and found the teen with 22 bullet wounds in a nearby park. "I tried CPR. I couldn’t bring her back. I tried so hard to keep her alive. I couldn't, I couldn't," Machado said to KPRC2.

Cops arrested Alvarez’s boyfriend, Frank Deleon, 17, on Monday. He has been charged with murder, the Houston Police said in a statement.

After learning about the girl her boyfriend was involved with, Alvarez met with Deleon at a park near her house. The boy allegedly shot her multiple times here, and most of the bullet wounds were found on Alvarez's back.

"He was just angry at my daughter. It wasn’t love, it wasn’t a breakup, he was angry at my daughter," Machado said to the outlet.

Deleon is being held at the Harris County jail on a bond of $250,000.

Machado is relieved to hear of Deleon’s arrest and said she visited the makeshift memorial of her daughter. "I went up over there again, crying and said: 'Baby you have justice. It’s not done yet. It’s not over yet. But at least we know a name,'" she said, the New York Post reported.

"I loved everything about my daughter, I don't regret anything. I'm at peace because I gave her all the kisses and all the hugs. I have to be strong now. I can’t break, this is not over," Machado said to KPRC2.

Investigators are planning to question two more people who were seen getting in and out of a vehicle that arrived minutes after the attack. Authorities do not believe that the two were involved in the shooting, KHOU reported.

"HPD expresses its heartfelt condolences to Ms. Alvarez’s family and looks forward to following this case through the courts as we seek justice on her behalf," the department said on Twitter.

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