Dr. César Cruz, a family friend, created a GoFundMe account to raise money for the family's funeral expenses.
"She is an amazing woman. She is a mother of 5, a business woman, a community member here in East Oakland and so much more," Dr. Cruz told ABC7 News.
He said it was her tacos and tamales that helped pay her daughter's way through San Francisco State.
Very sad story this Labor Day. Family confirm the woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet early this morning in Oakland is 44-year-old Martha Casiano. Neighbors say she was leaving a wedding reception when it happened https://t.co/T8xL3AcM7J— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 2, 2019
Neighbors in the San Antonio area of Oakland told ABC7 News Casiano was leaving a wedding reception on 22nd Avenue near 22nd Street when the incident occurred.
Oakland police say she was leaving a home and walking to her car with another person close to 1 a.m. when she was hit by the bullet.
"There was some kind of dispute, some kind of argument that took place up the street between several individuals," Oakland Police Spokesperson Johnna Watson said. "Someone discharged a firearm."
That bullet fatally struck Casiano, who was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators searched the block Monday looking for security cameras that may have captured the incident.
Oakland police and Oakland CrimeStoppers are offering up to a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.
A family friend has set up this GoFundMe for the family of Martha Casiano-- the mother of 5 who was fatally shot by a stray bullet this morning in Oakland https://t.co/UB7nRoodGx— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 3, 2019