Last November 18, 2016, Vanessa Oviedo, who was 27 years old and was 35 weeks pregnant was shot in the head and killed in a drive-by shooting. She was in the car with four other people, including her one-year old daughter and her boyfriend Andrew Aguirre.
The police are convinced that the shooting was a targeted one. The suspects’ vehicle drove and stopped right beside Oviedo and Aguirre’s vehicle to get a clear shot.
Oviedo got shot in the head while Aguirre sustained a wound in his leg. Despite the injury, he was able to drive to the nearest hospital where doctors immediately tended to Oviedo.
They immediately performed a C-section to attempt to save the baby. Thankfully, even if it was born prematurely, it was in stable condition. Sadly, the mom did not make it.