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Mother, Newborn Die After Philadelphia Drive-By Shooting

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A pregnant Philadelphia woman died after she was hit by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting on Sunday. Monday morning her newborn son died as well.

Megan Doto, 26, was hit in the cheek by a stray bullet shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday. Police believe the mother-of-two was sitting next to the intended target.

She was watching her neighbor’s 7-year-old daughter when the shooting took place.

“She was not the intended target; she was just unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Captain Stephen Murianka told Philly.com.

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She was rushed to Temple University Hospital and later died from her injuries.

Doctors performed an emergency C-section to save her unborn son, who she had planned to name Carmine Joseph. The baby wasn’t due until October.

Her son was in critical condition through Sunday night. A hospital spokesperson said the infant died Monday morning.

No arrests have been made. Police found two dozen shell casings a block away from the scene.

They say the shooter fled in a Chevy Impala or a late model white Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows.

Sources: Daily Mail, Philly.com

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