PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A baby born to a woman fatally wounded by a stray bullet while sitting outside her home has died, police said Monday.
Megan Doto, 25, whose due date was next month, was struck in the face late Sunday morning by a bullet that had traveled several hundred yards down the street, police Capt. Steven Murianka said.
The woman was pronounced dead early Sunday afternoon after being rushed to Temple University Hospital, where doctors were able to deliver the baby by emergency Caesarean section, authorities said.
The child died about 13 hours after her mother, police said.
Doto had written on her Facebook page that the baby was due next month and she was planning on naming the boy Carmine Joseph.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey expressed outrage.
"These guys don't care about daylight, they don't care about it being a Sunday, they don't care how beautiful the weather," Ramsey told radio station KYW. "They're just evil thugs and they will do whatever, whenever they can."
Police did not have any suspects.
"A young girl that's about to have a baby and all of a sudden stuff like this happens," the victim's former landlord, Hector Rosado, told WPVI-TV. "It's very bad, she was a nice girl."