Heavily pregnant Baltimore woman is shot then gives birth to baby boy before dying of her wounds – What We Know!

Angel Morgan Heather Smith, 38, was identified as the woman who was killed while her fiancé Yahmell Montague was named as the man who was killed

 A closely pregnant girl and her fiancé had been fatally shot in East Baltimore, with the 38-year-old girl’s child delivered within the moments earlier than she died. 

That child is now in crucial situation in line with the police, as a result of emergency supply fairly than any capturing harm.

Each victims had been rushed to Johns Hopkins Hospital, the place the person was instantly pronounced lifeless. 

The lady has since been recognized as Angel Morgan Heather Smith. She was about seven months pregnant on the time of the killing. Her accomplice was recognized as Yahmell Montague.

Angel Morgan Heather Smith, 38, was recognized as the lady who was killed whereas her fiancé Yahmell Montague was named as the person who was killed

The couple were sitting in a car on East 23rd Street in Baltimore when another car with two people inside pulled up beside them and opened fire. Angel, right, was seven months pregnant

The couple had been sitting in a automobile on East twenty third Road in Baltimore when one other automobile with two individuals inside pulled up beside them and opened hearth. Angel, proper, was seven months pregnant

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison stated the person was within the driver’s seat of his automobile and the lady was his passenger when one other automobile pulled up subsequent to them as they parked on East twenty third Road round 8pm on Thursday evening. 

The motive force of the opposite automobile then received out and fired whereas another person fired from the passenger window.

‘This was a really, very violent and brazen assault on two people, three people fairly, on this block,’ Harrison stated. 

‘As soon as once more, we’re standing right here speaking in regards to the brazenness, the cowardice, the deliberate try to hurt and kill people with gun violence.’

Authorities suppose there have been two gunmen concerned and who’re nonetheless at massive. 

Angel who was seven months pregnant gave birth to her child and died a short time later

Angel who was seven months pregnant gave start to her little one and died a short while later

No description has but been supplied of the suspects however an investigation is ongoing. 

‘We are going to do every part inside our energy to seek out who did this, catch them and maintain them accountable,’ stated Commissioner Harrison. 

‘It’s an entire shock to our household,’ stated Minnie, Montague’s cousin to WBAL. 

‘I’m extraordinarily saddened. I’m upset and I’m angered by what occurred … We misplaced one in every of our members of the family over, most probably, one thing that’s mindless. How are you going to kill someone that’s within the course of of getting a child, of elevating a household?

‘We’re sick of the killing,’ Minnie stated. ‘We’re sick of everybody simply going round and capturing whoever the hell they need to.’ 

The couple were both taken to hospital in Baltimore but died from their injuries. The baby survived but is in critical condition

The couple had been each taken to hospital in Baltimore however died from their accidents. The child survived however is in crucial situation

‘I’m simply misplaced for phrases proper now. All I can say is whoever did it, you can be discovered,’ stated Kelly, one other of Montague’s cousin. 

‘I simply heard photographs go off. I stepped outdoors and noticed the affect of what occurred … The younger girl and the younger man had been each hit by gunfire … It’s unlucky. It occurs on daily basis. So, in a means, I’m accustomed to gun violence in Baltimore, however I used to be notably saddened as a result of the younger girl was pregnant,’ one other resident stated. 

Thursday evening’s capturing comes amid a very violent stretch within the metropolis. 

There have been 13 homicides and 27 non-fatal shootings thus far this month, in line with police spokesperson Chakia Fennoy. 

Police reported 125 homicides thus far in 2022, in comparison with 114 on the identical level final 12 months.

‘To be fairly sincere and frank, I don’t actually give a s*** what the battle was. We can’t have of us capturing at pregnant girls in our metropolis,’ Mayor Brandon Scott stated. 

‘A child is being introduced into the world after their mom is shot and is on life help. If that doesn’t change your thoughts about what is occurring in your group or examine the individuals round you, I don’t know what’s going to.’

Anybody with any data is requested to contact police at 410-396-2100 or use Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.