Pregnant woman shot dead in her sleep, but baby survives


19-year-old Jasmine Vega was shot and killed in her sleep when someone opened fire on her southern Arizona home early Saturday. Vega was also six months pregnant at the time, but doctors were able to deliver her survived baby.

The Tucson Police Department said in a news release several people in the home were awoken at 4:30 a.m. to the sounds of gunshots and screaming from Vega’s home. Police found Vega wounded and unconscious

She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Vega’s baby though survived the ordeal and was successfully delivered. Anthony Rivera, the baby’s father, said the baby boy is in critical condition and on life support.

“Hospital staff were able to successfully deliver her unborn child, who is currently being treated at the hospital,” Tucson police reported.

Evidence at the scene, including “several projectile holes in the walls of the residence,” indicates multiple gunshots were fired into the home, according to authorities. No one else was injured in the shooting.

It’s not yet known if anyone was specifically targeted in the shooting, and police have not identified any suspects.

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