SOUTH LOS ANGELES ( — A pregnant woman remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Thursday for treatment of a gunshot wound.

Police responded shortly after 2 a.m. to 77th Street near Raymond Avenue for reports of shots fired in the area.

Upon their arrival, authorities located the unconscious woman lying partially naked on the ground with blood pooling around her.

Paramedics transported her to a hospital where she underwent surgery.

CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom reported the woman is believed to be in her 30s or 40s.

Detectives say she was far enough along in her pregnancy for the baby to survive on its own outside of the womb.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.


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