Pregnant woman in stable condition after drive-by shooting - - Jackson, MS

Pregnant woman in stable condition after drive-by shooting

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A pregnant Jackson woman was the victim of a drive-by shooting and is being treated at a hospital for her injuries.

She was shot just before two o'clock Tuesday on Lakewood Drive off McDowell Road

Jackson police said 18 year old Darlalyn White and a friend were just down the street from her Lakewood Drive home when she was shot twice.

Officer Colendula Green said two bullets entered White's side and arm but the one that went through her arm is now lodged in her stomach.

She is 13 weeks pregnant.

Constance McClanahan was pulling out of her driveway when the gunfire erupted in front of her house.

"There was a gold car with a white hood the girls were getting in then the black dodge charger pulled up and started shooting," said McClanahan.

"We were sitting in the living room visiting and all of a sudden I heard about five or six rounds, bullets being fired," said Lakewood Drive resident Sandra Tedford.

"The girl seemed to be getting out of the car at the corner then she came back running this way and this is when she laid down on the side over there," said Floye Tillman who heard the shots.

McClanahan then ran down the street to help White.

"Before the car even pulled up to pick her up they were sitting out in front of my house because she was pregnant and she got hot so she wanted to sit down to cool off," added McClanahan.

Police were told the baby is ok, but surgery may be necessary.

According to investigators, three men were inside the black Dodge Charger when one of them opened fire.

"They were just simply walking back from the candy house. We're not sure if she's the target or the vehicle that pulled up to give her a ride was the target, but we're currently looking for these subjects in the black Dodge Charger with tinted windows," said Officer Green.

Investigators said White and her friend were getting into a Toyota Camry.

It was recovered, found abandoned not far from the crime scene.

Officers also continue the search for the man who drove that car and left the injured pregnant woman on the street.

They believe he knew the women and could answer questions about a motive and possibly lead them to the shooter.

Police said White is listed in stable condition.

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