Wounded woman delivers baby after Chicago shooting
CHICAGO (AP) _ A pregnant Chicago woman who was shot in the abdomen during another violent holiday weekend in the city later delivered a nearly full-term baby boy.
The shooting Monday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood also wounded the woman’s boyfriend. A hospital spokeswoman says the woman, 23-year-old Crystal Myers, is in critical condition Tuesday. The spokeswoman could not release the infant’s condition without parental permission.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports police are investigating whether the shooting was connected to a fatal shooting Sunday in the same neighborhood.
The Chicago Police Department hasn’t released its count of Labor Day weekend shootings. The Sun-Times reports 65 people were shot, including 13 who were killed. The newspaper says eight died of 54 people who were shot during last year’s Labor Day weekend.