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Police seeking witnesses in killing of pregnant woman

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport police are asking witnesses to come forward as they continue to investigate the killing of a 22-year-old pregnant woman.

Karla Bermudez was 23 weeks pregnant when at least two men outside on the street fired more than two dozen shots into her apartment shortly after 5 a.m. Monday while she and her boyfriend were sleeping, police said. Bermudez and her unborn baby died, and her boyfriend was wounded but survived.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald told Hearst Connecticut Media on Wednesday. He did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press on Thursday.

Police have said they believe the boyfriend, whom authorities have not identified, was the target of the shooting. Investigators have not announced any arrests or details on a motive or suspects.

A day before the shooting, Bermudez’s cousin, Heriberto Marquez, 23, was fatally shot in the city, but police said there doesn’t appear to be any connection to Bermudez’s killing.


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