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Baby dies after pregnant mother shot during domestic dispute

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The baby of a pregnant woman who was shot and critically wounded during a domestic dispute Sunday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side has died, and the death was ruled a homicide.

The 35-year-old mother was shot in the chest in the 1600 block of South Springfield about 10:45 a.m., according to Chicago Police.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the baby was delivered, police said.

The baby boy died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of complications of extreme prematurity and emergency cesarean section delivery due to the mother’s gunshot wound. The death was ruled a homicide.

The woman remained hospitalized as of Wednesday morning.

A person of interest was in custody and charges are pending, police said.