BAYTOWN, Texas – A baby born survived after a 23-year-old woman who had been pregnant with the child for 7 months died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday in Baytown, officials said.
“When I came out here and I saw them take a gurney in there I was like, ‘Hmm, no,’ I had to go inside because I knew they were going to bring someone out and it was a woman and she was about 7 months pregnant and she was showing,” said the pregnant woman’s neighbor, Ronni Moore.
Baytown police said the woman -- identified as Dominique Million -- was taken to Memorial Hermann via Life Flight, but succumbed to her injuries and the baby girl she was carrying was successfully delivered via c-section. The baby is recovering at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Police are searching for three people of interest in the Tuesday shooting.
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Brixton Apartments on Garth Road near Park Street, according to the Baytown Police Department.
Police said they responded to a call about shots being fired at the apartment complex. Previously investigators said people inside two vehicles were involved in an exchange of gunfire and that one of bullets entered a nearby apartment, striking Million in the head as she was inside her apartment. Detectives say they learned that a 20-year-old man was also shot in the back as he stood outside the apartment. He was taken to Memorial-Hermann Hospital and underwent a successful surgery.
Investigators later determined that Million’s apartment was targeted, but do not know if she was the intended target, according to Baytown detectives.
A neighbor told KPRC 2 that he saw two men who also live at the home in the front yard. Those men had an argument with a third man.
“At first there was a guy arguing with them that kept going back and forth to that truck before the whole shooting happened,” said another neighbor, who did not want to use his name. “They shot them and then they shot back so after all the shots went out the cars pulled off and the guys ran to his truck.”
Three people have been identified as persons of interest in the case and investigators are working to determine their connection to the shooting, police said.
“I just don’t understand how people could have so little value of someone’s life, how you can take it like that, that it’s nothing, it’s disgusting,” said Moore.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371 or Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS. People can also submit anonymous tips online at the Baytown Police Department website Baytown.org, or text keyword BAYTOWN plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).