Pregnant Teen Loses Baby After Duquesne Shooting

DUQUESNE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a pregnant teen was shot in Duquesne Sunday night.

According to police, the shooting happened around midnight at a home on Friendship Avenue.

People inside the home said there was a knock at the door, but the person appeared to be concealing their face.

DaRae Delgado, 15, opened the door and shots rang out. She was struck four times, including twice in the stomach.

“I heard a knock at the door and my daughter said, ‘I can’t see who it is,’” Deanna Weems, Delgado’s mother, said. “She opened the door and within seconds I heard four gunshots.”

Delgado was seven months pregnant and was rushed to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Her family expects DaRae to survive, but the child did not.

Weems said the baby had been shot in an artery and despite efforts to save him after a C-section, he did not pull through.

Young as she may be, family members said Delgado was excited about the baby boy she was getting ready to bring into the world. She decided to name the baby, Darren.

“I never got to feel him grip my hand. Never got to hear him cry. His first cry,” Donald Crawford, the child’s father, said.

“Whoever had the audacity to shoot my sister and kill that baby, they just have no heart at all,” Darrell Delgado said.

Police are still trying to determine if Delgado was the intended target.

Allegheny County Police are handling the investigation and no arrests have been made.

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