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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.
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