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Baby Who Initially Survived After Mother Was Shot Dies

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A baby girl who was delivered and was in critical condition after her mother was shot and killed has died, police said.

Howard County police said 30-year-old Rabiah Ahmad was 28 weeks pregnant when she was shot on July 31, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. Ahmad died at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police said multiple bullets were fired into the residence from the outside, and one of the rounds hit Ahmad.

Doctors were able to deliver the baby girl, who was in critical condition until Wednesday, when police said she died.

No one else was injured in the shooting, according to police.

Ahmad’s boyfriend, Kadeem Bailey, confirmed Saturday that he was present on the night of the shooting but declined further comment.

The shooting took place on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the Day of Sacrifice. While Bailey confirmed that Ahmad was Muslim, police said this week there is no evidence to suggest the shooting was a hate crime.

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