Mother killed in mass shooting at baby shower

By Ray Downs

July 9 (UPI) -- Two gunmen opened fire at a gender reveal baby shower near Cincinnati, Ohio, killing a 22-year-old woman and injuring a pregnant woman, police said.

Eight people, including children, were injured.


Autum Garrett of Huntington, Ind., was found dead at the scene, according to police. Three children, ages 8, 6 and 2, also were injured and were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to a GoFundMe page created for Garrett, two of her children and her husband also were injured during the shooting.

An expectant mother at the party was shot in her leg and her family told WLWT that the injury caused her baby to die.

Police said two gunmen entered the front door of the Colerain Township, Ohio, home at approximately 11:20 p.m. Saturday night and opened fire on the baby shower party.

The shooting lasted "maybe a minute or two" before the shooters fled the scene, according to Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney,

A woman sitting in her car saw the two men go into the home and heard gunshots.

"Two guys just came in and shot people in the house," she told the dispatcher. "There was little kids hurt and everything. I was sitting in my car. They just ran in and started shooting. There's a pregnant girl here."


Police have not made an arrest and were searching for a motive.

"We're not sure if they were allowed in or they forced entry at this point," Denney told reporters. "We don't know who the suspects are and why they did this."

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