Pregnant woman killed, man injured in overnight shooting in Newport News

Posted at 3:57 AM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 18:14:12-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A pregnant mother is dead and a man injured after being shot while driving early Thursday morning.

Scene of shooting near 27th Street and Madison Avenue

Newport News Police said they got a call at 2:22 a.m for reports of a shooting near 27th Street and Madison Avenue.

Once on scene, investigators found a car that had crashed with the two gunshots victims inside, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

A child was also in the car.

According to investigators, the victims were driving down 27th Street when they were shot by an unknown suspect.

The 20-year-old woman, who was 15 weeks pregnant, died at the hospital at 3:48 a.m. She has been identified as Tiara Jefferson of Hampton.

The 21-month-old child was not struck by a bullet and the man is expected to be okay.

Police do not have any suspect information at this time.

Stay with News 3 for updates on this developing story.