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Mom, Unborn Child Killed by Stray Bullet

25-year-old Megan Doto, gunned down in Philly, was 8 months pregnant
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 15, 2014 2:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – A $40,000 reward is being offered in the deaths of a pregnant Philadelphia woman and her child after the woman was hit by a stray bullet. Homicide Capt. James Clark says a man dressed in black fired more than 10 shots at a car a block away yesterday morning. He says one of the bullets struck 25-year-old Megan Doto, who was eight months pregnant, in the face. Doto died less than two hours later; the child died early today at Temple University Hospital.

Doto was sitting outside of a local home when the unknown gunman started driving the wrong way down a one-way street and began shooting, NBC Philadelphia reports. "When I looked back at Megan, she was already struck in the face with the bullet," says neighbor Christopher D'Agostino, who was originally considered a suspect, according to NBC. "[I attended] to her because it's the only thing I know how to do." The motive for the gunfire remains unknown; Clark said the neighborhood has drug problems. No weapons have been recovered, though two dozen shell casings were found a block away, and police think the suspect may have been driving a "late-model white Ford Crown Victoria or light-colored Chevy Impala with tinted windows," NBC notes. The station adds that Doto has two other children, ages 4 and 6. (Read more Megan Doto stories.)

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