Pregnant woman's baby dies after she was shot in stomach: Fayetteville PD

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Baby dies after pregnant woman shot in stomach: Police
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An autopsy showed the child's cause of death was a result of injuries sustained during the shooting, according to Fayetteville police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police in Fayetteville said their investigation into a shooting that wounded two women Saturday afternoon is now a homicide investigation.

Monday, the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) said one of the women was shot in the stomach while in the late term of her pregnancy. After she was taken to the hospital, her baby was delivered via an emergency C-section. However, the child didn't survive.

The child's death is now considered a homicide after an autopsy revealed the baby died as a result of injuries from the shooting, according to FPD. The woman is in critical condition.

The shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. in the area of Gillespie Street and Trade Street. When officers arrived they found two women with gunshot wounds.

Police said the other woman who was found with a gunshot wound is still in the hospital.

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