Pregnant Model Shot And Killed In D.C Shooting
Despite the horrific circumstances, Gill managed to give birth to her daughter via emergency C-section before succumbing to her injuries later that day, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
The shooting took place around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday when armed assailants unleashed a hail of gunfire at the vehicle carrying Gill and her male companion, Travis Foster, in a school zone.
Multiple rifles, including a machine gun, were used in the planned attack. Shocking crime scene photos reveal the extensive damage, with bullet holes riddling the windshield and driver’s side window.
Following the emergency C-section, Gill tragically passed away around 3 p.m., while Foster, reportedly the baby’s father, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized. The newborn baby girl, named Zailey on a GoFundMe page, was listed in critical condition. The police have yet to provide updates on the welfare of Foster and the baby.
In the aftermath of the devastating incident, Gill’s mother has expressed her intention to raise her surviving grandchild. Describing the newborn as “beautiful” and “gorgeous,” the grandmother expressed her gratitude that the baby girl was unharmed in the attack.
Surveillance photographs released by the police depict two armed individuals targeting Foster and Gill’s vehicle. The shooters quickly fled the scene in a white car with the assistance of a third suspect. Law enforcement recovered a Glock .45 from the crime scene, according to the police report.
The pregnant model’s mother is desperate for justice, expressing her hope that the perpetrators responsible for her daughter’s senseless death will be apprehended. The tragic incident adds to the tally of four killings in D.C. reported last week.
To facilitate an arrest and conviction, the Metropolitan Police Department has offered a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the identification and capture of those involved in the shooting.
The community mourns the loss of Samya Gill and stands united in condemning such acts of violence, emphasizing the need for swift justice and an end to senseless acts that claim innocent lives.