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A pregnant woman has died after being shot in Columbia, Maryland. The baby she was carrying is alive in critical condition after being delivered.

Police officers responded to the 6600 block of Dovecote Drive around 11 p.m. Friday for the a report of gunshots, according to the Howard County Police Department.

Police said bullets were fired into a house at that location from the outside, and one round struck Rabiah Ahmad, a 30-year-old pregnant woman who was staying at the residence.

Ahmad was transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where she later died.

Ahmad, who was 28 weeks pregnant, had her baby delivered prematurely by doctors, according to police.

No one else was hurt in the shooting, said police.

NEWS RELEASE: #HoCoPolice investigating shooting in Columbia on Friday night in which a woman was struck in a residence. Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Release (PDF):

— Howard County Police Department (@HCPDNews) August 1, 2020

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the shooting and trying to determine if someone else in the residence may have been targeted. Police said they do not have any suspect information so far.

Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information in the case and asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-313-7867 or [email protected]

They are also urging residents in the area to check their doorbell or security cameras for any activity around the time of the shooting.

A map of where the shooting happened is below.

This is a developing story, stay with WTOP for the latest.

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“ request all the music fans to pray for this legend along with me ..#SPBalasubrahmanyam ..he has given us so much joy with his amazing voice,” tweeted AR Rahman while reacting to SP Balasubrahmanyam’s new health update. The singer was among the few celebrities who expressed their concern for his health scare and send in prayers for his quick recovery. SP Balasubrahmanyam Tests Positive for Coronavirus, But Nobody Has to Worry As He’s Showing Mild Symptoms (Watch Video).

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— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) August 14, 2020

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The veteran singer was hospitalised on August 5 after he tested positive for COVID-19. While the doctors had advised him home quarantine, he insisted on getting admitted for the safety of his family members.


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