Baby in critical condition, barely hanging on after pregnant woman shot and killed while sleeping

The Tucson Police Department is currently investigating a Saturday morning incident that left a pregnant woman dead and her baby clinging to life.

Tucson News Now reports that authorities responded to a call at around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, off of the 500 block of West Calle Guadalajara in Tucson, after a woman inside the home was shot in her sleep. The victim, 19-year-old Jasmine Vega, was six months pregnant at the time. Vega passed away from her injuries, but the infant, a baby boy, is currently is on life support and in critical condition, according to the baby’s father.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION1500 BLOCK OF WEST CALLE GUADALAJARAOn December 23, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers…

Posted by Tucson Police Department on Saturday, December 23, 2017


Detectives with the Tucson Police Department’s Gang Unit reported that the gunshots came from outside of the home. Although several people were in the home, Vera and her unborn child were the only two injured. It’s still unclear whether this shooting was a targeted attack, according to MSN. The Tucson Police Department wrote they found “several projectile holes” in the walls of the home.

The story is still developing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact 88-CRIME, an anonymous tip line.

[Feature Photo: Jasmine Vega/Family Handout]