BALTIMORE (WJZ) –– Doctors performed an emergency delivery Thursday night after a pregnant woman and a man were killed in a drive-by shooting in North Baltimore, police said.
The newborn is in “serious” condition, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said. The condition of the baby is due to premature delivery.
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Officers responded shortly after 8 p.m. at the 300 block of 23rd Street in the Old Goucher neighborhood, police said. There they found the woman and man shot multiple times in a parked vehicle.
Both were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. Doctors delivered the woman’s baby, who was in “serious” condition, but she died a short time later, police said.
Police said the woman was 38 but did not provide any information to identify the man.
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Harrison said the victims had just pulled into a parking spot when a vehicle, with at least two suspects inside, pulled over and opened fire on the parked vehicle.
Mayor Brandon Scott appealed to the city to help find who carried out the shooting.
“I could sit here tonight and I can tell you all kinds of things, but what we really need to focus on is that something caused this, and to be completely honest and upfront, I do not care [expletive] what the conflict was,” Scott said. “We can’t let people shoot pregnant women in our city.”
“So what we need to do as a community is turn our community upside down,” he continued. “We are going to be here to make sure we are looking for this person, the individuals who carried out this senseless act of violence, but we need everyone to do it.”
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Baltimore police or call Metro Crime Stoppers with an anonymous tip at 1-866-756-2587.