Broward County

Pregnant Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot on I-95 in Broward County: FHP

Investigators say the incident took place just after 1 a.m. Monday in the northbound lanes near Hallandale Beach Boulevard

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A pregnant woman was in a Broward County hospital after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say she was shot while riding in a car along Interstate 95.

Investigators say the incident took place just after 1 a.m. Monday in the northbound lanes near Hallandale Beach Boulevard. The 30-year-old victim was in the passenger seat of a silver Mercedes Benz when a silver Chevrolet SUV approached from the right side and shot multiple times.

The victim was hit once in the right thigh and transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in serious but stable condition. The driver of the Mercedes, a 31-year-old man, was not injured.

FHP did not release any information on who the shooter may be, but said the incident may be related to road rage.

"There’s really no need to take out a gun and shoot at someone just because they cut you off. No one wants to be cut off, but it’s no reason to commit a felony, to try and take somebody's life," FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes said. "We have a pregnant female, we have to think about this soon-to-be mom and her baby, do you really want that on your conscience?"

Anyone with information is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at *347

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