CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A pregnant 19-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police say the call for service came just after 6 p.m. Saturday. 

When officers arrived, they found a pregnant 19-year-old with a gunshot wound. 

Based on the initial investigation, police believe she was in the parking lot of a strip mall shopping center in the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road when she was shot. 

The victim has been identified as Alani Blake.

Medic transported the victim to a hospital, where staff delivered her baby. Both the 19-year-old and the child have life-threatening injuries, according to CMPD.

Homicide detectives are canvassing the area for witnesses. 

CMPD has not released any information regarding a suspect.

This is a developing story. Stick with NBC Charlotte for the latest information. 


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