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Mid-City Shooting Leaves Woman and Unborn Child Dead

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Police are asking the public's help in yesterday's shooting that left a woman and her unborn child dead. 26-year-old Jana Collins was sitting her car when "a gunman approached the car and fired numerous shots, striking her in the upper torso," according to the LAPD. A little different of a story, but KTLA says "two men pulled up in a sport utility vehicle as' Collins and her husband "got out of their car to visit friends, and one of them opened fire." It happened on the 1900 block of Corning Street, which is between Robertson and La Cienega in Mid-City.

It's believed that Collins was not the intended target, but her husband, who police think is a gang member. After the shooting, she was taken to a hospital where she and her 18-week unborn child died.

Police did not give a suspect description in a news release today, but KTLA said the two suspects were one Hispanic and one African American male seen driving a gray Jeep Liberty.

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Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call LAPD West Los Angeles Homicide Detective Mike Pelletier at (310) 444-1520. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.