Pregnant woman shot, killed in Colorado Springs; baby delivered, in critical condition

Police search for shooter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A pregnant woman has died after being shot Monday morning at a Colorado Springs apartment building. Her baby was delivered at a hospital but is in critical condition on Monday afternoon, police said.

SWAT officers were unable to locate the shooter during a search of the Summit Apartments, said Colorado Springs Police spokeswoman Barbara Miller. A description of the suspect was not available.  

Miller said police were investigating whether the victim knew her killer.

Firefighters were initially called to the apartment building just before 9:30 a.m. on an "urgent" medical call, Miller said. When they arrived, they found a woman had been shot.

At the shooting scene, a firefighter-paramedic, believing the woman was in danger, heroically dragged her to a safe location while performing life-saving measures, authorities said. The woman, who was in the third trimester of pregnancy, was transported to Memorial Hospital.

"Tragically, this afternoon, it was confirmed that the victim died from the injuries she sustained," Miller said. "The victim’s baby was successfully delivered by doctors and remains in critical condition at this time."

Fox Meadow Middle School and Harrison High School in Harrison School District 2 were placed on lockdown because of the shooting. The lockdown was lifted at 2:30 p.m.