A pregnant 15-year-old is dead after she was shot at her school bus stop this morning, WBTV3 reports.
At this time police have no suspects, but it seems obvious that someone from the domestic violence unit should be talking to the child's father.
While police have not labeled this shooting as domestic violence related, studies show the leading cause of death for expectant and new mothers is murder.
According to The Washington Post, more than 1,300 pregnant women and new mothers have been slain since 1990. And a Maryland study published in 2001 in the Journal of the American Medical Association says a pregnant woman "is more likely to be a victim of homicide than to die of any other cause."
If you have any information on the shooting, please call Homicide detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.