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Officials ID pregnant woman fatally shot by ex on Christmas Day

The 24-year-old woman was 33 weeks pregnant when she was shot in the San Antonio home

SAN ANTONIO – The pregnant woman who San Antonio police say was shot and killed by the father of her children on Christmas Day has been identified.

Gabriella Rodriguez, 24, who was 33 weeks pregnant, was fatally shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 11300 block of Candle Park, according to San Antonio police.

Rodriguez’s boyfriend told police they were at her ex’s house to exchange children on the holiday. As her boyfriend waited outside the home, he heard gunshots, Sgt. Don Gatten said at the scene.

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The man shot himself after killing Rodriguez, Gatten said. He was rushed to the hospital in “extremely bad condition,” Gatten said.

The baby also did not survive the shooting.

Gatten said a 2-year-old and 6-year-old child were in the home at the time of the shooting.

“It’s unfortunate it would happen on a day like Christmas,” Gatten said. “It affects so many people around them.”

Police said the suspected shooter, a 27-year-old man, had a criminal history but not a violent one.

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“We have no idea what took place inside the house,” Gatten said.

Police were at the home for several hours as they obtained a search warrant to continue their investigation.


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