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Pregnant woman fatally shot, baby dies later

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Updated Thursday, Nov. 27, 1:04 p.m.

A pregnant woman was gunned down outside of her Corona apartment Wednesday morning, and died at the hospital along with her baby who initially survived, police said.

The woman, 27-year-old Anastasia Massey, was about to enter her apartment at 98-15 Horace Harding Expwy., part of LeFrak City, about 8:35 a.m. when she was shot, cops said.

The mother had just returned from dropping three of her four kids off at school, according to the New York Post. Her husband was reportedly inside their apartment at the time of the shooting. 

Massey, who was shot in the chest and arm. was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Massey was about six months pregnant and at the hospital doctors were able to deliver her baby, according to police sources. The child survived for several hours, but died Wednesday afternoon.


Anastasia Massey (Photo via Facebook)

Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday the shooting appears to have been a domestic dispute involving the victim’s uncle and police are looking to question to him, according to published reports.


Pregnant woman killed by falling tree in Kissena Park

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A pregnant woman died after she was hit by a falling tree in Kissena Park Sunday evening, cops said.

The woman, Yingyi Li, 30, of Queens, was sitting on a bench under the tree when it fell, authorities said.

Police arrived on the scene at about 6:30 p.m. and the woman was rushed to New York Hospital Queens, where she was pronounced dead.

Another woman hit by the tree is in serious condition at the hospital, according to reports.

No reason as to why the tree fell was given.