“We will do everything in our power to find out who did this,” police said.
Baltimore police are searching for the gunmen who killed a pregnant woman, leaving her newborn in the hospital in critical condition.
Officers found a 38-year-old man and pregnant woman shot inside a car around 8:13 p.m. Thursday, Baltimore police said.
Both victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the man was immediately pronounced dead, police said.
The woman gave birth and was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
The newborn is in critical condition as a result of the emergency delivery, not the shooting, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told reporters.
Police said they believe at least two gunmen fired multiple shots.
The suspects’ car pulled up next to the victims’ car when it was parked, and a person fired from the passenger window into the victim’s car, police said. Authorities believe the second attacker exited from the driver’s side and fired into the victim’s car, police said.
“To be honest and frank, I really don’t give a fuck what the conflict was,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott told reporters. “We cannot allow people to shoot pregnant women in our city.”
Harrison called it a “very, very violent and brazen assault”.
He added: “We will do everything in our power to find out who did this, catch them and hold them accountable.”