Prosecutor: Pregnant woman in Paterson gives birth, dies of gunshots

A woman in Paterson, who was eight months pregnant, gave birth to a healthy baby before she died of gunshots, authorities said.

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2020, 10:32 PM

Updated 1,322 days ago

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A woman in Paterson, who was eight months pregnant, gave birth to a healthy baby before she died of gunshots, authorities said.
Police responding to a report of a shooting on Thursday found the 31-year-old, whom they're only identifying by the initials R.L., suffering from gunshot wounds.
The woman was “transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for emergency treatment. While at the hospital, R.L. delivered her child, however, she succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced deceased,” the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
The baby was healthy and was in stable condition, authorities said. Officials have not released the sex of the child.
No arrests have been announced. The investigation remains ongoing.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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