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Pregnant Teen Shot And Killed, Baby Saved

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A pregnant teenager was shot and killed in Chicago Tuesday night but doctors were able to save her baby, authorities said.

Police said Charinez Jefferson, 17, was walking with friends in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side when a male gunman got out of a car and opened fire, the Chicago Tribune reported.

As the group scattered, Jefferson was found moments later in the street with multiple gunshot wounds to her body and one to her head, Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said.

She was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was declared dead, but doctors saved the baby, a boy.

Police said it was unknown if Jefferson was the intended target of the attack.

No arrests have been made.

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