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Pregnant Arizona woman, 19, shot dead while sleeping, baby survives

A pregnant woman has been shot and killed in her sleep when someone opened fire on her southern Arizona home early Saturday, but doctors were able to deliver her baby, according to police.

The Tucson Police Department said in a news release many men and women in the house have been awoken at 4:30 a.m. into the sounds of 19-year-old Jasmine Vega screaming before getting “unresponsive.”

Arriving officers discovered Vega unconscious and transported her to a local hospital, where she had been pronounced dead. Vega was six months pregnant at the moment, according to police.

“Hospital staff had the ability to successfully deliver her unborn child, who is now being treated at the hospital,” Tucson police said.

The baby’s dad, Anthony Rivera, told Tucson News Now the baby boy is in critical condition and on life support.

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Crime scene tape out the house where a 19-year-old pregnant girl was shot dead.     (Tucson Police Department)

Evidence at the scene, such as “several projectile holes in the walls of their residence,” suggests multiple gunshots were fired into the house, police said.

It’s not yet known if anybody was especially targeted at the shooting. Nobody else was hurt in the shooting, police added.

Authorities have not identified any suspects, and are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact police.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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