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Pregnant Arizona woman, 19, shot to death while asleep, baby survives

Jasmine Vega, 19, was shot and killed as she slept in her Tucson, Arizona., at home early Saturday.

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A pregnant woman who was shot and killed in her sleep when someone opened fire on her southern Arizona home early Saturday, but doctors were able to deliver her child, police said.

The Tucson Police Department said in a news release, multiple people in the house were awakened at 4:30 pm to the sounds of the 19-year-old Jasmine Vega shout before he was “unresponsive.”

Arrival officials Vega unconscious and transported her to the local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Vega was six months pregnant at the time, police said.

“The hospital staff were able to successfully deliver her unborn child, who is currently being treated in the hospital,” Tucson police said.

The baby’s father, Anthony Rivera, told Tucson News Now the boy is in critical condition, and is expensive.

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Crime scene tape outside the house, where a 19-year-old pregnant woman was shot to death.

(Tucson Police Department)

Evidence at the scene, including “different projectile holes in the walls of the house,” indicates multiple shots were fired into the house, police said.

It is not yet known whether people were specifically targeted in the shooting. No one else was injured in the shooting, police added.

The authorities have not identified suspects, and are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the police.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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