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Pregnant teen riding in car critically wounded by stray shot

June 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pregnant teenager riding in a car was shot and critically wounded when more than two dozen shots rang out in Philadelphia.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday near Emerald and Clarence streets.

Police say the 18-year-old woman was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car when at least two shooters fired roughly 30 shots overall. The victim was struck at least three times in the torso.

Authorities said two parked cars and three nearby homes were also struck by gunfire, but no other injuries were reported.

The teen remains hospitalized and her name hasn’t been released. She is two months pregnant and the condition of her fetus wasn’t disclosed.

Authorities don’t believe the teen was the intended target of the shooters.

No arrests have been made.

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