21-Year-Old Woman Shot, Killed in Hartford

The victim might have been pregnant, according to investigators.

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    Shamari Jenkins, 51, was killed in a shooting in Hartford this morning. She was four months pregnant, according to officials.

    Hartford Police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old East Hartford woman who was four-months pregnant. 

    Police have identified her as Shamari Jenkins.

    She was driving a Honda sedan at Magnolia and Mather streets, with a passenger in the car, when the shooting happened around 1 a.m., according to police.

    Jenkins was shot in the back of the shoulder as she was driving away on Magnolia Street and hit a vehicle on the corner, according to police.

    The bullet traveled through her torso, according to police.

    Her passenger was not hit.

    Jenkins was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    "Someone had brought that to our attention," Lt. Brian Foley, of the Hartford Police Department, said of the victim's possible pregnancy. "We're unable to confirm it now, but that'll be for the chief ME to confirm it, but we heard she was four months pregnant."

    Police said on Monday morning that the shooting might be drug-related.

    Neither Jenkins  nor the passenger has a criminal history and it is not known whether the woman was targeted.

    Police questioned a man and placed him in the back seat of a cruiser, but police have not named a suspect.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police.

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