Pregnant Teen Shot in Stomach, Loses Child

By Wire Reports and NBC10.com Staff
|  Tuesday, May 27, 2014  |  Updated 11:39 AM EDT
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Pregnant Teen Shot in Stomach, Loses Child

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Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a pregnant teenager lost her baby after she was shot four times at the front door of her Pittsburgh-area home.

Police say 15-year-old DaRae Delgado was shot early Monday by someone who knocked on the family's door in Duquesne, then opened fire after covering the peephole with their hand.

The girl's son, who she had carried about seven months, died, but Delgado was expected to survive.

Her mother, Deanna Weams, says doctors told her the unborn baby apparently bore the brunt of the gunfire.

“They let me see him," Donald Crawford, Delgado’s boyfriend and the father of her child, told NBC affiliate WPXI. "He had my nose and my ears. He was a spitting image of me. I never saw a lifeless baby. I just held him. He was cold. It just made me think about a lot of things and regrets.”

Weams said her daughter remained at UPMC Mercy hospital on Tuesday.

Family members said they do not know anyone who would try to hurt the teenager.

Allegheny County police have yet to identify or arrest suspects. Investigators asked anyone with information about the case to call them.

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