Pregnant woman shot and killed, baby delivered by emergency C-section

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Police say the suspects where in a car and opened fire on another vehicle on Ben Maddox Way near Houston Avenue in Visalia. (KFSN)

Police say the suspects where in a car and opened fire on another vehicle on Ben Maddox Way in Visalia.

Visalia Police say the woman, who was 35 weeks pregnant, received a fatal shot to the head. The baby was delivered by emergency C-section and is listed in stable condition.

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Police say the suspects where in a car and opened fire on another vehicle on Ben Maddox Way near Houston Avenue in Visalia.


A man was also shot in the leg. He is expected to be okay. Three other people, including an 11-month-old child, were in the victim's car but were not harmed. After the shooting, the driver went directly to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.

Authorities say they have a description of the suspect's vehicle, but they have not released that information.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Visalia Police Department.

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