Pregnant Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Brockton Shooting

Authorities in Brockton, Massachusetts, confirm a shooting took place Tuesday on North Main Street and that there were two victims with gunshot wounds.

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Police say two people were shot Tuesday evening in Brockton, Massachusetts, and one of them was critically injured.

Brockton police received a report just after 5 p.m. that a woman had been shot at 622 North Main Street. Responding officers, however, found both a woman and man with gunshot wounds.

A patrol officer rode in an ambulance with the woman before she was taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. As of Wednesday, police said she was in stable condition.

The man's injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police said Wednesday that he had been taken into custody on an unrelated warrant.

No other injuries were reported.

Ana Veras, who lives next door, told NBC10 Boston, the woman who was shot was pregnant.

"She was pregnant," Veras said of the victim. "Basically the lady on the first floor said that she heard a big bump. And when she tried to open the door she was just there in the hallway, laying down.”

Veras told NBC10 Boston the victim's baby is due next month.

Another neighbor, Ondina Alves, told NBC10 Boston the woman already has children. Alves says she saw them moments after the shooting, running about the crime scene looking for their mom.

“I saw them cry and ask for their mom. ‘I don’t see my mom. Where’s my mom?'” Alves said. "It’s so sad to see something happen to a neighbor like that. I saw the kids crying and asking for her mom. It’s crazy.”

One man in the area told NBC10 Boston the victim is his niece.

Investigators could be seen Tuesday night snapping photos, documenting the crime scene as they investigate the shooting inside the three-story home, and police filled both sides of North Main Street.

Nearby residents say they are concerned for their own safety.

“They need to figure out what’s going on around here,” one neighbor said.

Police did not immediately say if anyone has been taken into custody. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Brockton police detectives at 508-941-0234.

The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office is involved in the investigation, according to the Brockton Police Department.

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