Shooting Kills Fetus, Mom In Critical Condition

(STMW) — A pregnant woman who was shot in the abdomen Monday night has lost her baby and is in critical condition at an area hospital, police said Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Homer Glen woman was shot around 7 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Fairmont in Lockport Township, Will County police said. The Will County Coroner is investigating the death of her male fetus, which was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. Monday night at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.

Her boyfriend, also 18, a former Lockport resident, was shot in the leg in the incident, and was treated at the hospital and released, police said.

The couple are both former students of Lockport Township High School, with the boyfriend now living in Steger, police said.

On Monday night, the couple was in a vehicle when the vehicle was approached by several male subjects. Those subjects fired several shots at the vehicle, police said.

The couple drove toward State Street in the vehicle and called 911.

The Lockport Police Department initially responded, and the victims were transported to an area hospital by the Lockport Township Fire Protection District. Will County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the incident, police said Tuesday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • guest

    Someone murdered the fetus, and will probably be charged with murder. If this woman didn’t want the baby and had an abortion that wouldn’t have been murder. No logic is being used in regards to the life or death of a fetus. Human life is taken away in either instance. The end result is the same.

    Very sad story. I’m sorry for her loss and hope she recovers.

  • Bob

    To “guest”:
    Please don’t hijack this tragedy as a way to propigate your personal and political beliefs on abortion to everyone.
    My heart pours out to the couple, their family and friends.

  • mystery

    I totally agree with GUEST!!!!!!!! couldnt have said it better myself

  • Keeping It Real

    I agree with Bob!!! Does every tragedy need to be a bully pullpit for the political right?
    Is nothing, even a tragic shooting such as this, sacrosanct?
    What a shame.

  • Guest

    Bob and Real – Should the shooter be charged with murder of the fetus, or just get away with it because it was only a “blob?” Can someone kill the unborn child that you want and get away with it because it wasn’t born yet? Just asking.

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  • Cramden

    Guest – If you want to have that discussion in context to this story, than that is most certainly fair.
    However, to simply use this tragedy as a vehicle to advance a political and moral belief (that by the way most Americans don’t subscribe to), is crossing the line from being relevant and objective to being a conservative, firebrand nutjob that will advance his/her cause at any cost.
    I think that’s the point that Bob and Real we’re trying to get at.
    What’s sadly lost in this comments section is any real sense of sadness. No matter your political bent, this is a heartbreaking and tragic event. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with this couple.

  • sad mom

    I am sad for both that lost thier life

  • Just Me

    I am a resident of the area and find it very strange that a girl from Homer Glen was parked in a car anywhere near where they were. This is an unincorporated area of Lockport Township that borders a rough area of Joliet and these kids should not have been anywhere near the area unless they were maybe looking for drugs or trouble.

    Sad story, stupid kids.

    • misty

      Maybe they lived nearby

  • misty

    its a baby when theres no reason for the mom to abort, itsa baby in this story of the shooting,God rest his little soul,
    But its not considered a baby when come time for an abortion? what? do we act that stupid? a kindergardener could figure that out, and would think ,”this is wrong”if told what an ablortion was.So sorry to hear,God Bless the woman and her “UNBORN” Son, May He be at peace in heaven.

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