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Pregnant model gunned down in DC hoped to flee crime-ridden city, mom says

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WASHINGTON - The mother of a young pregnant model gunned down in Washington, D.C. in broad daylight says her daughter wished to flee the crime-ridden city before ultimately becoming a victim of violence.The manhunt continues for suspects involved in the deadly shooting of 22-year-old Samya Gill last week.

Gill was eight months pregnant and gave birth before succumbing to her injuries."Because of the violence, because of things that we see on social media about people being just gunned down in a city, she wanted to move to another state," Gill's mother Celia told "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday.The Fort Washington resident was hit with a barrage of bullets while sitting in a vehicle with a male companion.

The man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The baby, named Zailey, is in critical condition after being born via emergency C-section.Celia said she "absolutely" believes the incident was caused by being in the wrong place at the wrong time and was not a "targeted" attack as police speculated based on surveillance footage."I still need answers," she said. "Samya was loved by everybody.

She was just a bubbly person. I can't imagine who would want to do that to her."Celia, who was able to visit her granddaughter, described the experience on air. "She looks just like Samya," she said. "It was hard seeing her just hooked up to all of those machines.

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