An unborn baby survived the shooting that killed his mother earlier this week in Columbus, Ohio.
According to the New York Post, the female victim was roughly 35 weeks pregnant when she was shot outside of a residence Monday evening.
Though she did not survive her injuries, doctors were able to deliver her son.
As WCMH reported, the baby was listed in critical condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as of the latest reports available.
UPDATE: Pregnant woman and man killed. Doctors save unborn baby boy (now in critical condition). Another man remains in critical condition. @ColumbusPolice searching for a silver SUV (possibly Chevy Trailblazer) with bullet holes in it. https://t.co/841zrz2WLH
— Mike McCarthy (@mikewsyx6) January 2, 2018
A male victim was reportedly also killed and another man critically injured in the same shooting, according to WSYX.
The violent crime was believed to have been committed in conjunction with a residential robbery late Monday night. Streets were blocked by investigators in the neighborhood surrounding the crime scene, a few miles west of downtown Columbus.
Authorities identified the victims killed in the shooting as 21-year-old Marlazia Jones-Mattox and 23-year-old Keith Brian Williams III. As of Tuesday afternoon, the surviving victim had not been identified and remained in critical condition.
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones-Mattox and the unidentified victim were both transported to Mt. Carmel West Hospital.
According to police, no suspects have been identified. Investigators are trying to locate a silver SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, which they believe was damaged by gunfire during the shooting.
As the investigation continues, authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.
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