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Pregnant 16-year-old gives birth after being shot in the abdomen

Police say doctors delivered a baby and saved its mother after the 16-year-old was shot in the abdomen Wednesday morning on the northeast side of Columbus. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Police say doctors delivered a baby and saved its mother after the 16-year-old was shot in the abdomen Wednesday morning on the northeast side of Columbus.

Police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Blount and charged him with having weapons under disability after the shooting, which they described as an accident. It's not clear what kind of gun he allegedly had, but police said the shooting happened inside a house on Grasmere Avenue. The teen mother was taken to OSU Wexner Medical Center in critical condition, but police said doctors delivered the child, two months premature. They added both are expected to be OK.

Neighbors on the street had been concerned about suspicious behavior at the house and said they had heard gunshots there on previous occasions. One neighbor, Wydia Cleveland, expressed anger about the shooting on her street.

"I feel kind of mad, because who could be so inconsiderate to do something like that?" she asked.

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