An expectant mother has died in Springfield’s latest homicide… but her baby was born by emergency C-section and is fighting for its life.
The child was delivered at 23 weeks and is currently being treated in the neo-natal intensive care unit at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where the 28-year-old woman died after being shot once in the upper torso.
Police say a passenger in a vehicle fired five shots into a group of people standing outside near 1st and Ash, striking the pregnant woman.
The shooter is described as a dark-skinned black male with low-cut hair, and the vehicle was reportedly purple or dark maroon.
If you have information, call Springfield police or Crimestoppers.