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Chicago pregnant woman loses baby after brutal beating, report says

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(CBS) CHICAGO - A pregnant 25-year-old woman lost her baby after a group of males and females beat her Monday night on a sidewalk in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire reports.

The woman, who remains unidentified, was walking on South Laflin Street, roughly four blocks away from her home, at around 11 p.m. when the group approached her and exchanged words, police reportedly say.

Members of the group allegedly punched the woman, knocked her to the ground and then continued the beating, landing blows to her arms and stomach, police said, according to the Sun-Times.

A spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says the woman, who was at least 7 1/2 months pregnant at the time of the beating, lost her baby in the womb as a result of the attack.

The baby girl was born stillborn Tuesday afternoon at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.

As of Wednesday, no one was in custody in connection with the assault. Police say it may have been gang-related.

  • Crimesider Staff

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