Pregnant woman fatally shot while sleeping

February 4, 2008 8:07:43 AM PST
A pregnant woman sleeping in her bed was gunned down by a man breaking into her apartment. A young child was just a few feet away. Right now, police are trying to find out why she was killed.

It happened at an apartment complex on Ocee near Pagewood in southwest Houston early Sunday morning. According to police, the pregnant woman was lying in bed with her boyfriend when someone knocked down the door, came in and shot a number of times. The woman was hit and did not survive.

"He's supposed to be a taller, dark figure," said Sgt. Paul Motard with the Houston Police Department. "Because the lights were off, that's all the description we got."

Some neighbors we spoke with say they're not sure of the woman's family situation, other than that she already had twin girls.

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