Pregnant Woman Fatally Shot in Chicago While Attempting To Rob People, Police Say

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Sadly, a young pregnant woman was shot and killed during an attempted robbery she allegedly was involved in, police say per CBS Chicago

The woman, identified as 21-year-old Genesis Escobar, was fatally shot in the 5200 block of West Montana Street, at Laramie Avenue, around 1 p.m., police revealed. The soon-to-be mother reportedly entered the vehicle and attempted to rob the group of individuals. She was still inside the vehicle when she was shot in the shoulder, back and hand, police said.

Escobar‘s body was then tossed out of the car into an intersection where she was left to die. Bystanders jumped in to try and help the victim. She was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Escobar was reportedly seven months pregnant at the time. Her unborn child did not survive. 

Iris Alvarez told CBS Chicago that Escobar reached out to her daughter just minutes before the shooting occurred.

“My heart is broken into pieces. She was also seven months pregnant with a baby girl… She texted my daughter and told my daughter: ‘Please help me! I’m in trouble!’ But my daughter was sleeping,”

she said. Alvarez and her daughter said they were startled when they heard the sound of gunshots. 

“Someone opened the driver door, walked around the vehicle, pulled the body out, and drove off,”

Alvarez said. Witnesses said the driver pulled out cash before driving off.

“They threw a bunch of money on top of her,”

Alvarez said. No suspects have been apprehended. Area Five detectives are still conducting an investigation, reports state. 

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