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Pregnant Woman Shot In Park
The basketball court where the shooting happened (ABC 7) A pregnant woman is in critical condition after she was shot several times at a park in Pico-Union Sunday night.
The woman was shot in her upper torso, but her unborn baby wasn't hit. It happened last night around 10:30 p.m. last night at Toberman Playground Park at 17th and Toberman streets, LAPD told City News Service. It happened on the park's basketball courts, according to Fox.
The victim was transported to a hospital after the shooting where she underwent surgery. Her injuries are still critical, though she has been stabilized. There are differing reports of how old the woman is (some sources say 18, others 25), and she was reportedly five or six months along. Her name hasn't been released.
The shooter fled, and no suspects have been arrested. The suspected shooter is described as a Hispanic man wearing a blue cap, white T-shirt and blue shorts. ABC 7 says that police are having trouble getting witnesses to talk.
Police and residents both say that the park is known for gang activity. However, residents say things seemed better since the park was remodeled a few years ago. When Times reporters visited Monday morning, they noticed plenty of families around.
Sarah Yetter, 39, who lives three blocks away and had her 4-year-old with her this morning told the Los Angeles Times that the park has improved since its remodel: "It's a meeting point for our community. There a lot of families that come out here."
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