Unborn baby killed in shooting

Just one question: If this violence is wrong, which it is, and if this crime is worthy of a news story, which it is, why is abortion legal, and why are abortions not reported in the newspaper?

Unborn baby killed in shooting 9:37 AM CT

09:57 AM CDT on Thursday, June 14, 2007

By MATTHEW HAAG and JOSH DAVIS / The Dallas Morning News
haag@dallasnews.com and jodavis@dallasnews.com

2200 block of Canton Street, Dallas

A pregnant woman’s unborn baby was shot and killed by apparent random gunfire that entered her apartment near downtown Dallas early Thursday morning, police said.

The woman was sleeping in her third-story apartment at the Camden Farmers Market complex in the 2200 block of Canton St. around 2 a.m. when she was shot at least twice in the back, killing the fetus, said her husband Santos Perez.

She was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition, Mr. Perez said. A person outside of the apartment, who said he was the victim’s brother-in-law, said that she “was doing fine.”

Mr. Perez said he woke to the sounds of multiple gunshots going through the French doors of his balcony and then the screams of his wife.

“I woke up because she was screaming,” he said. “I just pulled her out of the bed and onto the floor.”

Mr. Perez then called 911.

Daryl Matthews, a next door neighbor, said he heard what seemed to be around seven to eight bullets go into the couple’s apartment.

“I just heard ‘pow, pow, pow,’” Mr. Matthews said. “It sounded like he unloaded a full clip.”

Detectives believe the shots were fired from an elevated portion of North Central Expressway which runs adjacent to the apartments.

Mrs. Perez’s baby boy was due July 28, Mr. Perez said.

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) contributed to this report.

Submitted by Ellen Rossini
Catholic Pro-Life Committee Development Director



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