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‘Thank God they’re OK’: Woman gives birth after being shot in Augusta

Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 3:16 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A pregnant woman was shot in the back Tuesday in Augusta, but she survived and gave birth.

It happened before 3:15 p.m. in the the 2500 block of Drayton Drive, according to authorities. That’s right off old McDuffie Road, near the McDuffie Woods Community Center.

A family member of the victim told News 12 the victim was a pregnant woman who suffered a gunshot wound to the back.

They also told us the baby was delivered at the scene and both are OK.

The victim’s brother-in-law said he was relieved everyone was OK.

“Everything was good,” Reginald Hampton said. “I just thank everybody that come through to check up on both of them really all of them. Thank God they’re OK.”

Our crew says they did see someone put into custody.

The incident adds to a growing number of recent shootings in our area.

It was the ninth shooting in the past 10 days, and the fifth in Richmond County in a week.

There were two local shooting incidents Monday, including one on Interstate 20 that sent two men to a hospital.

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