Pregnant woman fatally shot in her sleep as doctors deliver baby

A pregnant woman in Arizona was shot and killed in her sleep when someone opened fire on her home, but doctors were able to deliver her unborn child.

Multiple shots were fired at the Tucson home of 19-year-old Jasmine Vega early Saturday, according to cops.

Others in the house woke up to the sounds of Vega screaming, but she later become unresponsive and died at a nearby hospital.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found "several projectile holes" in the walls of the home.

Vega was six months pregnant. The baby boy is in critical condition and on life support, the child's father Anthony Rivera told Tucson News Now.

Investigators are looking into whether anybody in the home was being targeted. No one else was injured in the shooting.

"Just hold your kids tight and love them cause you never when's going to be their day," neighbor Luis Longoria told KVOA. "I'm thinking about Christmas, gifts, spending it with loved ones. To find out it can be taken away in your sleep, wow, I'm at a loss for words."

Anyone with information on the fatal shooting should contact 88-CRIME.

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