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After emergency C-section, Tampa mom who was shot gives birth to boy

TAMPA — Gunmen fired into a crowd standing outside a Tampa apartment complex Sunday, sending two to a hospital.

One was eight months pregnant.

Doctors quickly prepared Tawanna Williams, 18, for an emergency caesarean section. She had been shot in the lower back, police said.

A little boy was born about midnight, said Williams' aunt, Showana Mitchell.

He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Both the infant and his mother are doing well, Mitchell said.

Tampa police are still investigating the shooting, which occurred about 9:25 p.m. in the parking lot of Jackson Court Apartments, at 3800 Lowry Court in east Tampa.

James Wade, 15, was also shot. He was struck in his left calf and is expected to recover.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from some sort of disagreement.

Though it was not random, the two victims were not the intended targets, police said. No arrests in the incident had been announced.

Times news researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at (813) 226-3433 or

After emergency C-section, Tampa mom who was shot gives birth to boy 03/14/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:16am]
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