Baby Delivered After Pregnant Woman Shot Near George Floyd Memorial

A pregnant woman has died after she was shot in Minnesota, but the hospital was able to deliver her baby.

The Minneapolis Police Department said the woman, who has not been identified, was shot around 9 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of East 37th Street and Elliot Avenue.

As noted by WCCO, the shooting occurred near the memorial site where George Floyd died in police custody on May 25.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the pregnant woman in a car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), where her baby was delivered.

The woman later died while at the hospital. There is currently no information on the condition of the baby.

Minneapolis Police Department said a homicide investigation has now been launched. There have not been any arrests at the time of publication.

The vehicle the pregnant woman was found inside has been towed and forms part of the investigation.

Speaking to KSTP, Officer Garret Parten of the Minneapolis Police Department confirmed that a second person also attended HCMC with a gunshot wound on the same night, although that is being treated as a separate investigation.

The Minneapolis Police Department has been contacted for further comment.

The shooting occurred one month after a woman in St. Paul, Minnesota was allegedly shot by a man after she revealed to his girlfriend that she was pregnant with his child.

Ashli K. Johnson, 29, was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle at Hall Avenue and West Stevens Street in the early hours of June 3.

Clinton Delaney Johnson has been charged with one count of second degree murder, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported.

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File photo of doors leading into the Emergency Department at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. A pregnant woman has died after she was shot in Minnesota. Misha Friedman/Getty