Nashville Walgreens Employee Shoots Pregnant Women After Chasing Her Down For Shoplifting

No arrests have been made after a Walgreens employee opened fire on a pregnant woman who was shoplifting, The New York Post reported.

Wednesday night, in Nashville, Tennessee, a Walgreens staff member witnessed two women attempting to steal and left the store to stop them. According to police reports, the duo filled both a large bag and a shopping cart with items from the shelves, and left the drug store chain without paying for them. As the two women loaded up the trunk of a car with the stolen goods, the employee confronted them. As the worker approached them, one of the women, who was seven months pregnant, sprayed him with mace. The man retaliated by shooting her with his semi-automatic pistol multiple times.

The two women fled the scene in the vehicle, and the pregnant woman was taken to a nearby hospital. An ambulance then transferred her to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she gave birth via C-section. Fortunately, the bullets missed the now newborn, and both the infant and their mother are in recovery.

Though the identities of those involved have yet to be revealed, police officials say the shooter is claiming self-defense. The incident remains under investigation, but no arrests have been made.

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