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15-year-old charged with shooting death of 21-year-old pregnant woman

A 15-year-old has been charged in a shooting earlier this month that left a 21-year-old pregnant woman dead and a man seriously wounded.

Austin police have not named the suspect, who has been charged with murder, because they are a minor, KXAN reports.

Police said the shooting took place just after midnight on May 20 in downtown Austin. They said several people called 911 about shots fired on East 7th Street beneath in Interstate 35 bridge, but when they arrived they found blood and cartridge cases but no victims.

Shortly after officers arrived on the shooting scene, dispatchers received another 911 call directing them to the victims several blocks away. Officers who arrived at the second scene found Kaylin Price in the backseat of a car with a gunshot wound. They and EMS personnel tried to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at 12:19 a.m.

The second victim was seriously injured with a gunshot to the leg, but the wound was not life-threatening. He was taken to a local hospital.

The investigation into the shooting determined that Price and her friends met the 15-year-old under the bridge. Witnesses said the teen fired shots from the passenger side of a car, which drove away from the scene. Price’s friends tried to driver to the hospital but couldn’t find it and stopped to call 911.

An autopsy determined that Price was 16 weeks pregnant. An obituary said she was the mother of a 4-year-old girl and had just learned her second child would be a boy.

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[Featured image: Kaylin Price/handout]