Pregnant woman seriously injured in Chesapeake shooting


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — An investigation is underway in Chesapeake after police say a woman was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday night.

Chesapeake police said officers responded to the 600 block of Montauk Lane — in the Greenbrier section of the city — around 10:20 p.m. for a shooting. There, officers found a 23-year-old pregnant woman who had been shot.

The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say she is in serious but stable condition.

10 On Your Side spoke with a man who says he heard the shots, ran outside, and heard the woman saying she couldn’t breathe. He says he stayed until police showed up.

Neighbors say it’s unusual to see crime in the Hideaway at Greenbrier apartment complex, but it’s the reality of what they came home to Tuesday night.

A witness says he saw the woman right before she was shot.

“We went into the house and we saw the young lady standing outside waiting for a ride,” said witness Theus Wilson.

He says within moments of walking into his home, he heard noises outside.

“I went into the house 30 seconds later we heard a shot, heard someone cry out, I went outside and saw she was laying there and called 911,” Wilson said. 

He says as he ran over to her he told others to apply pressure to the wound.

“I heard her screaming and yelling, talking about she couldn’t breathe,” Wilson said. 

Wilson says right after the shooting he saw someone take off.

“When the cops got here they took from details. I told them I did see a guy run cause when I came out I saw a guy run to the right of my apartment complex,” he said.

Police say they’re looking for a man who ran in a red hoodie.

10 On Your Side did reach out to the apartment complex, but they said no comment.

They would not provide us with a media or corporate number.

If you have information that could help detectives, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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