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Pregnant Chicago woman shot in abdomen delivers baby boy

CHICAGO -- A pregnant Chicago woman who was shot in the abdomen during another violent holiday weekend in the city later delivered a nearly full-term baby boy.

The shooting Monday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood also wounded the woman’s boyfriend. A hospital spokeswoman says the woman, 23-year-old Crystal Myers, is in critical condition Tuesday. The spokeswoman could not release the infant’s condition without parental permission.

The boyfriend was identified as Albert Moore to CBS Chicago ​by his grandfather, Tyler Thomas, who witnessed the shooting.

Tyler said Moore and Myers were expecting their child to be born at the end of the month.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports police are investigating whether the shooting was connected to a fatal shooting Sunday in the same neighborhood.

The Chicago Police Department hasn’t released its count of Labor Day weekend shootings. The Sun-Times reports 65 people were shot, including 13 who were killed. The newspaper says eight died of 54 people who were shot during last year’s Labor Day weekend.