Baby saved after pregnant teen shot dead in Port Richmond shooting, police say

Police say a newborn is alive after the baby’s mom was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning.

A 19-year-old pregnant woman, later identified as Matayah Haynes, was shot in the head on Richmond Street and Wheatsheaf Lane shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to police. 

She and her unborn baby were transported to Temple University Hospital, where police say doctors were able to save the baby. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say the baby is currently in stable, but critical condition.


Witnesses reportedly heard gunshots and saw a car leave the scene, possibly a dark-colored Dodge Charger or Chevy Camaro.

No arrests have been made and no weapons recovered.

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