Pregnant woman shot and killed in car at Seattle intersection

SEATTLE (AP) — An eight-month-pregnant woman has died after a man shot a car she was in multiple times while she was stopped at an intersection in downtown Seattle, authorities said.

The 34-year-old woman’s baby was born in a hospital and died shortly after, The Seattle Times reported Wednesday, citing a probable cause statement.

A 37-year-old man who was in the car with the woman was injured in the arm and remained hospitalized.

The motivation for Tuesday morning’s shooting in the Belltown neighborhood was unclear.

A man approached the car, shot the driver’s side with a handgun and drove away, the statement said. Video from the neighborhood showed no previous interactions with the victims.

A 30-year-old man who matched the description of witnesses was found by police soon after. Approached by officers, he raised his arms and said, “I did it, I did it,” according to police.

Police said he told investigators he saw a gun in the vehicle and responded by firing.

He was taken into custody and a judge found probable cause to detain him as part of an investigation into homicide, assault and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to a spokesperson for prosecutors. He had not yet been charged on Wednesday.

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