Pregnant woman and her friend shot in Philly while in the backseat of a car with an infant

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Reports coming from Philadelphia say that two women, one of whom is pregnant, were non-fatally shot on the evening of July 22nd while in the backseat of a vehicle with an infant beside them.

The shooting was said to have occurred at around 10:00 p.m. near 2nd and Ontario, when a gunman opened fire on the vehicle unleashing approximately 16 bullets. Luckily the infant was not struck by any gunfire, nor was the man driving the vehicle.

Police say that the driver was able to flee from the scene where the bullets were unleashed. As for the two victims, the 25-year-old pregnant woman is currently being treated for a gunshot wound to the arm and the 27-year-old woman was reported as being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

However, both victims were cited as being in stable condition.

Authorities believe that the victims may know who the gunman was, as the woman happened to be in the area picking up some personal belongings. Police are hoping that surveillance video around the area could assist with the investigation.

This is a developing story, please follow Law Enforcement Today to get the latest on this investigation.

The shooting of this pregnant woman marks the second time in the month of July that a someone with child was shot within Philadelphia. Days earlier, on July 16th, 25-year-old Shaliayah Davis was shot in the head while she was 4-months pregnant. 

Police say that a man had opened the door of a 2011 Ford Escape that was parked along the 2500 block of West Berks Street  when he shot Davis . 

First responders rushed to the scene, and transported the young woman to Temple University Hospital. Unfortunately, neither Davis nor her unborn child could be saved. 

Investigators believe that the young woman was not the intended victim, as they think Davis’ boyfriend may have been whom the gunman was targeting. The victim’s boyfriend had chased the gunman down the street after the fatal shooting. 

Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Naish stated that Davis’ boyfriend appeared to have opened fire at the male assailant: 

“He was chased by another individual and as a result of some video that we recovered it appears that the second individual may have been firing shots or at least chasing the original shooter with a gun.”

There have been no arrests made in the case yet, according to police. 

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This is just the latest in instances of a pregnant woman being shot in Philadelphia. However, this young mother in Missouri did not make it after being executed in front of her child. 

Police have revealed more insight into the case involving a woman who was gunned down while pushing her one-year-old in a stroller in Kansas City on July 21st. Sources close to the victim also say that the woman was pregnant when she was murdered.

Officials are still trying to determine a suspect in the shooting of 20-year-old Diamon Eichelburger. The young mother was murdered just outside of a 7-Eleven located at 26th and Van Brunt. Witnesses contacted police around 11:30 a.m. on July 21st, saying that someone pulled a vehicle up beside the woman and shot her.

Reports indicate that the one-year-old child was not harmed during the fatal encounter.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas noted that someone knows something with regard to this atrocious murder of a young woman:

“That murderer is somewhere out there today. Somebody knows who did it. Somebody knows perhaps the weapon that was involved in it. We need to do all we can to make sure we prevent tragedies like that one.”

Mayor Lucas also expressed his elation that federal agents are offering their assistance when it comes to homicide cases, as the KCPD has been overwhelmed as of late:

“Unfortunately, in the city we seem to have one significant traffic duty every week. I’d like to see that stuff. That’s why we’re willing to use every resource possible, including working with federal authorities when solicited to make sure that we can actually solve crimes.”

GoFundMe campaign that was organized by Eric Mosby claims that Eichelburger was four months pregnant at the time of her murder, but officials from the KCPD have not been able to confirm that information.

According to authorities, the death marks the 106th homicide for the year within Kansas City.

Investigators are currently working on the case, but police are asking that those with information please contact the KCPD’s homicide unit at 816-234-5043. You can also leave an anonymous tips at 816-234-TIPS (8477).

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