Baby’s death caused by pregnant mother’s shooting ruled a homicide

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CHICAGO — After a pregnant woman was shot and critically wounded Sunday in North Lawndale, her unborn child was delivered in an emergency cesarean section at Mount Sinai Hospital and died on Tuesday morning.

An autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide due to complications of  “extreme prematurity.”

According to police, the 35-year-old pregnant mother was shot in the chest around 10:45 a.m. Sunday near the 1600 block of South Springfield Ave. Fox 32 reports the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute, and the woman was still being hospitalized as of Wednesday morning.

Police say they questioned a 38-year-old male in connection with the shooting.

Charges are pending.