Pregnant Mother Shot & Killed While Holding Toddler’s Hand
A pregnant Georgia mother was shot and killed while holding her 2-year-old son’s hand.
WSB-TV reports that the unborn child did not survive.
The woman, identified by police as 24-year-old Auriel Callaway, was shot on Monday night at the Clarke Garden apartments in Athens. She was taken to hospital where she later died.
Callaway, who was six months pregnant, lived at the apartment complex. Her 3-year-old was miraculously unharmed and is being looked after by relatives.
As of now, police are still investigating the shooting and are trying to determine if Callaway was the intended target of the gunmen.
Authorities have carried out several search warrants at the Clarke Garden complex and have taken eight people in for questioning. It is not clear if any of them are considered a suspect.
“She was a beautiful soul, you know, gentle – she really wasn’t out here as much, she was pregnant, a beautiful soul. God took her away from us too early,” neighbor Jermaine Arnold said of Callaway.