Arrest made after pregnant woman killed in NJ shooting

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Arrest made after pregnant woman shot in Paterson
Police have made an arrest in the shooting of a pregnant woman in Paterson.

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest after a pregnant woman was killed in a shooting in New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 3 p.m. on Christina Place in Paterson, where the 31-year-old victim, identified only by the initials R.L., was found with several gunshot wounds. Doctors were able to save her baby.

Authorities say R.L. was 8 months pregnant and was rushed to St. Joseph's University Medical Center for emergency treatment.

While at the hospital, R.L. delivered her child, but she succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced deceased shortly after the birth.

The baby is healthy and currently admitted in stable condition.

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Several people in the apartment complex heard the shots fired, and more than a dozen people ran to the victim's aid.

Witnesses say the suspect fired from a car.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident or the location of R.L.'s attacker to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

Also Read: At least 1 killed, others injured in shooting in Newark

One person was killed and others were injured in a shooting Wednesday night in Newark.


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