UPDATE: Pregnant woman OK after gunshot wound; suspect at large


By Victor Corral Martinez & Emily Alvarenga

Signal Staff Writers

A pregnant woman who was rushed to the hospital after being shot at a family gathering Saturday is reportedly OK, while the suspect remained outstanding as of Monday, according to law enforcement officials.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to reports of a gunshot victim at a residence on the 29200 block of Florabunda Road at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Dmitry Barkon.

“There was a female adult that was possibly pregnant that had been shot at the location,” Barkon said on Saturday.

Initial reports indicated that a fight had broken out at the party, and the suspect who’d been kicked out returned with a gun, according to Sgt. Brian Shreves of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

A struggle for the gun ensued, and the victim was reportedly hit in the stomach, Shreves said.

The gunshot wound was a through-and-through that did not hit any vital organs, and both she and the baby are reportedly in stable condition as of Monday, Shreves added.

The suspect reportedly fled prior to deputies’ arrival, and detectives were still working to identify the suspect, according to Shreves.

The investigation remained ongoing as of Monday.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact detectives at 661-255-1121. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting LACrimeStoppers.org.  

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