Shooting: Mom, unborn baby survive

2009-04-28 00:00

The provincial Health Department confirmed yesterday that the unborn baby whose mother was shot and wounded in the stomach during a house robbery at Isipingo on Sunday has survived the shooting.

Department spokesman Chris Maxon said that according to medical staff at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital, the injured woman, Ntombifuthi Lombeni (33), is in a stable condition and her unborn baby is alive.

It was initially feared by paramedics who attended to the victim that the child had died as they were unable to detect foetal heart sounds on arrival at the hospital.

Lombeni, who is in her seventh month of pregnancy, was shot twice by two intruders during an armed robbery at Pelican Drive, Isipingo, in the early hours of Sunday.

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