It was a weekend of crazy shootings, but one that was particularly distressing is the death of pregnant Nicole Sutton, who died when she was caught in the middle of gunfire Sunday morning. Sutton had been sitting outside her apartment building in Boerum Hill, the Wyckoff Garden Houses, at 1AM when a stray bullet caught her neck. The NY Times reports that though many people fell to the ground when tthey heard gunfire, Sutton stood up; her boyfriend had stepped away moments before to buy her food. Doctors were able to save the one-and-a-half months premature baby, who has been upgraded from critical to fair condition; an off-duty EMT is being credited with helping stabilize Sutton long enough for the baby to be delivered. The police do not believe Sutton was a target and no arrests have been made.
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