Pregnant woman critically injured in Brockton double shooting

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Brockton police swarmed a triple-decker Tuesday evening after a double shooting that left a pregnant woman fighting for her life.

Officers responded to the home on North Main Street shortly after 5 p.m. after receiving reports that a woman had been shot, according to a release issued by the department.

Upon their arrival, they found a man and woman, who neighbors say is pregnant, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Neighbors said the woman was found in the doorway of the home and appeared to have been shot in the head.

The woman was airlifted to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries. The man’s injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

Those neighbors said the woman lives on the top floor of the home with her boyfriend and young children.

“I saw them a few days ago. That’s all I can say,” one woman told 7NEWS. “But she was pregnant and she had a couple more.”

It is unclear if those children were witness to the shooting though neighbors said they could hear them asking for their mother moments after the incident.

Those children have been taken into custody.

No other information has been made available.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Brockton Police Detectives Bureau at 508-941-0234.

 

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