Pregnant woman loses baby in shooting near 66th and Marion
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that seriously injured a pregnant woman and took the life of her unborn child Thursday morning, March 31.
Authorities say it happened around 5:44 a.m. near 66th and Marion.
Family identified the shooting victim as 26-year-old Myya Clay. Family say Clay was going about her normal morning routine and walking to her car outside the home when the shooting happened.
"I was sleeping and then I heard a bunch of gun shots, like six gun shots," Cynthia Potts, Clay's aunt, told CBS 58. "Then I heard my great niece screaming, hollering, 'titi's shot! titi's shot!'"
Clay's brother, Michael, told reporters his sister -- who was nearly eight months pregnant -- was shot five times; twice in the upper back and three times in the stomach. Michael said the suspects were believed to be in a dark SUV and they did not steal anything from Myya.
Myya's unborn child died from the shooting injuries. Family said Myya is at Froedtert Hospital in stable condition and has a surgery scheduled Friday morning.
Myya's brother said the unborn child was to be a boy and named Myles. While he is grateful his sister is expected to survive, he is heartbroken for the loss of the unborn baby who would have been his nephew.
"Not even to experience life, he wasn't even born yet, we for sure are going to miss him," Michael Clay said. "We planned so many things, had so many future plans for him, we wanted him to do great things in life. It's just unfortunate that we can't have him."
The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation, and Milwaukee police seek unknown suspects at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or the P3 Tips App.