BALTIMORE (WJZ) –– Doctors performed an emergency delivery Thursday night after a pregnant woman and man were killed in a drive-by shooting in North Baltimore, police said.
The condition of the newborn is “serious,” said Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. The condition of the baby is due to premature birth.
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Officers responded to the 300 block of 23rd Street in the Old Goucher neighborhood just after 8 p.m., police said. There they found the woman who had been shot several times and the man in a parked vehicle.
The two were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. Doctors delivered the baby to the woman, who was in a “serious” condition, but she died shortly after, police said.
Police said the woman was 38 but did not provide any identifying information about the man.
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Harrison said the victims were pulling into a parking lot 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 the culprit.
I could sit here tonight and tell you a whole lot of things, but what we really need to focus on is the fact that something caused this, and to be completely honest and frank with you, I don’t care [expletive] what the conflict was,” Scott said. “We can’t have people shooting at pregnant women in our city.”
“So we, as a community, need to turn our community upside down,” he continued. “We’ll be here to make sure we’re looking for this person, the people who carried out this senseless act of violence, but we need everyone who is doing this.”
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Baltimore Police Department or call Metro Crime Stoppers with an anonymous tip at 1-866-756-2587.