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UPDATE: Pregnant woman accidentally shot herself

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Update:  Monroe Detectives have completed their interviews with the pregnant victim of the shooting that happened on Stacy Drive over the weekend. 

The victim says she was improperly handling the weapon, which was held by her, when it accidentally discharged, striking her in the face.  The case has been ruled accidental and has been closed.  The victim was taken to a Shreveport Hospital where she underwent surgery to deliver her baby.  Police say the victim and her child's condition continue to improve.

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A woman is shot in head and rushed to the hospital. It all happened along Stacey Drive in Monroe. Investigators are still working to determine the motive. It all happened around 8:30 P.M. Multiple units were there surrounding one of the apartments during the investigation. Neighbors are shocked by the gunfire and are hoping they never have to hear it again.

"I was like 'oh my gosh', there's just so much stuff happening out here," a neighbor said. "I wish they could be at peace."

The name of the victim is not being released at this time. It's unknown if there are any suspects.



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