Woman in New Jersey gives birth before dying of gunshot wounds

Police in Paterson
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By The Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman in New Jersey gave birth before she died of gunshots.

Police in Paterson on Thursday found the 31-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds.

She was eight months pregnant.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office says the woman, whom they're only identifying as R.L., was taken to a hospital and gave birth before dying.

Officials have not released the sex of the child.

Authorities say the baby is healthy and is in stable condition.

There is no word of an arrest and the investigation remains ongoing.