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Pregnant woman fatally shot in south Minneapolis, baby is delivered

The shooting happened very close to the George Floyd memorial site.
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Doctors were able to successfully deliver a baby after the baby's mother was fatally wounded in a shooting in south Minneapolis Sunday night. 

The gunfire, which was reported around 9:15 p.m., struck the pregnant woman while she was in a vehicle at the intersection of 37th St. and Elliot Ave., just one block northeast from the site of George Floyd's death on May 25. 

The woman was transported to Hennepin Healthcare, where doctors delivered her child. The woman, however, died shortly after the baby was born. The newborn's condition is unknown, though police said Monday morning that it is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

Another shooting victim arrived at Hennepin County Medical Center a short time later. The victim is believed to have been shot in the same area of south Minneapolis, though it's unclear at this point if the shootings are related. 

The death of the woman is being investigated as a homicide, the 29th in Minneapolis this year. 

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit information online via CrimeStoppersMN.org. All Tips are anonymous and may be eligible for a financial reward. 

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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