Pregnant Woman Shot 3 Times in San Diego

Police say both the woman and her baby are expected to survive

By Christina London and Candice Nguyen
|  Monday, Dec 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:38 AM EDT
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The San Diego Police Department Gang Unit is investigating the shooting that wounded a woman and her fetus. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

The San Diego Police Department Gang Unit is investigating the shooting that wounded a woman and her fetus. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

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San Diego police are looking for the person who shot a pregnant woman Sunday night in the East Village.

According to police, the woman was with a group of people in front of a residential hotel at 940 Park Boulevard. Just before 6:30 p.m., a man walked up and shot the woman three times.

She was taken to the UCSD Medical Center. Police Lt. Paul Phillips said both the 31-year-old woman and her baby are expected to survive.

Several people witnessed the shooting, including Veronica McNeil.

“The next thing I know, a guy came up and shot three times. Pow, pow, pow,” McNeil said.

McNeil said the woman had been shot in the stomach.

“She was just worried about her baby, was the baby alright in her stomach,” she said.

Police described the suspect as a tall, thin man in his 20s who was wearing a baseball cap, dark leather jacket and beige shorts. Witnesses saw him drive away in an older white pickup truck.

When asked about a motive, Lt. Phillips said, “I’m not sure if anything was said or an argument. It’s possible. Again, we’re going to look at that and talk to everyone who was there.”

The experience left residents shaken.

“I was trying to save myself,” McNeil said. “I was smelling the gun powder, and my ears were ringing from the shots.”

The San Diego Police Department's Gang Unit is investigating the incident.

 

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