Cops: Pregnant woman shot by Uber driver, forced into early delivery

A baby who was delivered two months early after its mother was shot by a rideshare driver in College Park is "fighting to survive," grandfather Kenneth Anderson said on a fundraising page.

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A baby who was delivered two months early after its mother was shot by a rideshare driver in College Park is "fighting to survive," grandfather Kenneth Anderson said on a fundraising page.

College Park police say they have identified suspected shooter

A pregnant woman was forced to deliver her baby two months early after she was shot multiple times by a rideshare driver Saturday night in College Park, police said.

Officers responded to the shooting call at the Central Park Apartments at 2900 Camp Creek Parkway around 10:30 p.m., College Park police said. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was shot once in the stomach and twice in the upper thigh, according to a GoFundMe page created by her father, Kenneth Anderson.

She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the baby was delivered, police said.

Though police said both the mother and child are now stable, Anderson said his new grandchild was “fighting to survive” after the premature delivery. The GoFundMe page was created to help raise money for medical expenses for both the mother and child.

College Park police confirmed they have identified the suspect and are working to take him into custody. Rideshare company Uber confirmed that the suspect drove for them at the time of the shooting, but said his account was immediately deactivated.

“The details surrounding the horrific act of violence towards the rider and her newborn are nauseating, and our thoughts are with them as they recover,” an Uber spokesperson said in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”

Anderson told Channel 2 Action News that his daughter and the driver began arguing when he arrived to pick her up in a different car than was indicated in the Uber app. That dispute escalated into gunfire, police confirmed.

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