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Pregnant woman shot in Kensington

A shooting in Kensington left a seven-months-pregnant woman in the hospital Monday night, police said.

Pregnant woman shot in Kensington

This post has been updated.

A shooting in Kensington left a seven-months-pregnant woman in the hospital Monday night, police said.

Shortly after 9 p.m.,  the victim was shot once in the left leg on Reach Street near Allegheny Avenue and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition, according to police. Police said that the woman appeared to be an innocent bystander.

Police said they have made no arrests, but have two witnesses. 

Monday night's victim is the third woman who was seven months pregnant shot in the city in the last six weeks and the second in the last week. Last Wednesday, a 26-year-old pregnant woman was shot in the leg on Bucknell Street near Montgomery Avenue and in May, another woman was wounded in a quadruple shooting on Etting Street near Dickinson in South Philadelphia. All three victims in the unrelated incidents suffered non-life-threatning injuries.

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