Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Woman Delivers Baby After Being Shot Several Times

Photo by carl ballou via Shutterstock
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

A woman who was seven months pregnant delivered her baby after being shot several times. The shooting occurred last night around 10 p.m. in the driveway of a home in the 1900 block of Merced Avenue in South El Monte. A release from the L.A. Sheriff's Department's Temple Station says the shooter (or possibly shooters) approached the woman, then opened fire. She was hit multiple times, then her attackers took off in a dark-colored sedan.

The woman was taken to the hospital where her baby was delivered. The baby is in fair condition, but the mother is in critical condition, CBS reports.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff's Temple station. (626) 285-7171.