A pregnant Florida woman lost her baby after being shot in the stomach by a woman whom she’d allegedly been arguing with on Facebook.
Police were called to the scene in Jacksonville after there was a report of an argument and a shooting.
Video after the shooting by neighbor Christopher Cash shows the victim slumped in a chair as neighbors rush to help her. It also shows the suspect, 35-year-old Virginia Wyche, being taken into custody.
The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital and survived. Her unborn baby was pronounced dead
‘They were arguing out front, something about Facebook. I walked out and just heard a pop,’ Cash said.
Witnesses say the two women got into an argument on Facebook Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the victim went to Wyche’s house to confront her about the disagreement.
The argument turned physical, and that’s when Wyche, seen below, allegedly shot the pregnant victim. ‘I know the victim was definitely shot in the abdomen. That’s the one gun shot that I know of. That’s why the consideration and concern for the unborn child’s health,’ Jacksonville Sgt. Michael Paul said before it was learned that the baby had died.
The suspect’s mother, Lillian Jordan, told the station she’s as confused as everyone else about what led up to the shooting at her home.
‘My son called me and I was very disturbed about this because this is not the way I was raised, and they (were) not raised like this,’ Jordan told reporters. ‘Somebody had to provoke my child … to do what she (did). I don’t know if she was trying to defend herself, or if they (were) trying to jump on my child, I can’t say.’
Wyche was booked into jail on one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Investigators say they will continue to look into whether the suspect shot the victim in self-defense.