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Pregnant woman shot in face and stomach in the Bronx

Posted at 4:32 AM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-08 17:01:18-04

CLAREMONT, Bronx — A pregnant woman has been upgraded to condition after she was shot twice early Wednesday in the Bronx, according to police.

According to police, the shooting occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at New York City Housing Authority's Gouverneur Morris complex located on 3673 Third Ave.

The woman, 20, accompanied her friend to pick up some bags from the friend's home.

When the two arrived, the friend began arguing with her mother. The friend's stepfather then allegedly grabbed a gun and began shooting, hitting the pregnant woman twice.

The gun believed to be used in the shooting was found in a hollowed out book (pictured below), police said.

Both the mother and the baby are in stable condition.

The Bronx District Attorney says Arthur Meredith was arrested for the shooting. He has not been arraigned yet.

Anthony DiLorenzo and Nicole Johnson contributed to this story