CHICAGO (CBS)– A pregnant woman was killed in a shooting in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
According to police, officers responded to a home, in the 2100 block of East 95 Place just after midnight, and found a 35-year-old woman unresponsive on a porch.
Police said the woman, identified as 35-year-old Stacey Jones, was shot twice in the back and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans confirmed Jones was an adult probation officer.
Police later confirmed the woman was eight months pregnant and hospital doctors were able to deliver the baby.
Neighbor Elliot Cobb said his wife heard three gunshots overnight.
“They weren’t quick shots, they were measured shots, and whoever did it wanted to do it,” Cobb said.
Neighbor Alan Jones, who is not related to the victim, said Stacey Jones had two other children.
“She’s got a girl and a boy,” he said.
Neighbors, some who have lived on the block for more than 10 years, said they’ve never witnessed something like this around here before.
“It’s terrible. It’s a sad thing that you can’t live in the city with peace and love,” Alan Jones said.
“Unfortunately there’s a lot of mad and strange people running around this earth. Once you can identify them, stay away from them,” Cobb said.
The baby is now at Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. No one is in custody and police are investigating.