Charinez Jefferson was walking to the corner store and had bumped into a friend of her boyfriend when a man jumped out of a passing car and shot her.
Her mom, Debbie Jefferson, told ABC news that she doesn’t believe her daughter was the intended target.
‘She was in the wrong place at the wrong time.’
Witnesses told Debbie Jefferson her daughter begged, ‘Please don’t kill me,’ when she was shot, Mrs Jefferson said.
Thankfully doctors at Advocate Christ managed to deliver the baby boy.
Mrs Jefferson said:
‘We’re all praying for the baby. He’s fighting for his life right now.’
Mike Maggio, a spokesman for the hospital said the baby was delivered via a perimortum C-section – a four-minute procedure that is done when the mother is near death or deceased.
Charinez also leaves behind a 16-month-old boy, Kamarrea.
Our hearts go out to this family. Mourning the loss of a daughter is hard enough without worrying about whether or not a child will survive as well.
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