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Pregnant Woman Shot in Head in Front of Brooklyn Home: Police, Family

A pregnant woman is fighting for her life after she was shot in the head twice in front of her Brooklyn home on Sunday, police and family members said. 

The woman was outside her home on Dean Street, near Howard Avenue in Brownsville, when she was struck twice by bullets on Sunday afternoon, according to her family.

The gunman fired twice in broad daylight, according to police. Law enforcement sources said the attack may have been a drive-by shooting. Police don't know if she as the intended target. 

"As soon as I heard the gunshots, I opened the window, heard the screaming," said Mohamed Zokari. "I saw her laying on the floor, so I called 911." 

The woman, whose name is Tytianna, according to her family, was brought to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in critical but stable condition. 

Her family told NBC 4 New York that she is 19 years old and five months pregnant. They said one bullet went out the back of her head and a second bullet was still in her head Sunday evening. 

She and her baby were alive and conscious at the hospital, where she was undergoing surgery to remove the second bullet Sunday night, according to her mother, Ruth Sparks. 

"Just come forward," Tytianna's sister, Corrine Sparks, said of the shooter. "You almost took two lives." 

Ruth Sparks said the family will probably cancel a planned baby shower until Tytianna and her first child are on the road to recovery. 

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