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Pregnant woman fatally shot, baby dies later

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Updated 4:11 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 27-big year-old woman, identified by a source as Anastasia Maffey , 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. 

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

Maffey was 25 weeks pregnant and at the hospital doctors were able to deliver her baby, according to police sources. The child initially survived, but died Wednesday afternoon.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.


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.