Baby dies five months after mother fatally shot in South Chicago

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A baby who was saved after her mother was fatally shot five months ago in the South Chicago neighborhood has died.

A’Miracle Jones died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was 5 months old.

An autopsy Friday found the baby died of complications of prematurity and maternal death due to a gunshot wound, and her death was ruled a homicide.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2016, Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Marquette when another vehicle pulled alongside and a gunman with dreadlocks opened fire, authorities said at the time.

Beard, 19, was shot in the neck, authorities said. The man was shot in the neck and chest.

Officials said Beard was 8 months pregnant when she died, though family members said she was only 6 months along.

They were taken to Northwestern Memorial, where Beard was pronounced dead at 6:52 p.m., authorities said. The baby was saved by doctors, though she weighed only 2 pounds at birth.

The wounded man, a documented gang member, was initially listed in critical condition.

No one has been charged with shootings.

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