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Police Believe Pregnant Woman's Fatal Shooting Not a Random Act

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Police believe the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman on Chicago's South Side was not racially motivated and was not a random act, authorities said Tuesday.

The 35-year-old pregnant woman was found fatally shot early Tuesday morning in Jeffery Manor on the South Side. Doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center were able to deliver her baby, who remains in critical condition, according to Chicago police.

About 12:06 a.m. officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert in the 2100 block of East 95th Place, found the woman laying on a porch, unresponsive, with two gunshot wounds to her back, Chicago police said.

She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but later died, police said. The woman was eight months pregnant and doctors were able to deliver her baby, who remains in critical condition at Comer Children’s Hospital.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet released the woman’s name.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.

Police asked that anyone with information on the case contacts Area Two detectives at (312) 747-8271 or submit a tip to

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