Philadelphia doctors save unborn baby after pregnant mother shot, killed

Police say the pregnant woman was found shot in the head

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Philadelphia doctors managed to save an unborn baby whose pregnant mother was shot and killed. 

The Philadelphia Police Department said officers located a woman, identified only as in her early 20s, suffering from a gunshot wound to her head at Richmond Street and Wheatsheaf Lane. 

The shooting happened in the Port Richmond neighborhood just after 1 a.m. Saturday, WPVI reported. 

Upon realizing the unborn baby she was carrying was still alive, they transported the woman to Temple University Hospital. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:56 a.m., but the infant was listed in stable condition, Philadelphia police Officer Miguel Torres told WCAU. 

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This file image shows a pregnant woman holding blanket at a hospital. 

This file image shows a pregnant woman holding blanket at a hospital.  (iStock)

Authorities have not said how far along the woman was in her pregnancy when she was killed. 

No arrests were immediately announced, and detectives believe the suspect is a man last seen driving a dark-colored black or blue Chevrolet Camaro or Dodge Charger heading toward Aramingo Avenue. 

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This comes after a separate mass shooting that erupted before midnight Saturday night in Philadelphia's entertainment district on South Street left at least three dead and 11 others wounded.