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Family prepares to bury unborn child killed in shooting as teen continues recovering


DUQUESNE, Pa. - A 15-year-old girl who lost her unborn child earlier this week remains hospitalized Thursday as she continues to recover.
DaRae Delgado was seven months pregnant when she opened the door to her Duquesne home earlier this week and was hit by four bullets, one of which went straight into her stomach.
The teen lost her unborn baby, but doctors said the child may have saved her life.
On Thursday Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan had the chance to talk with DaRae's mother, Deanna Weams, about the latest on her road to recovery.
Weams said surgeons removed the bullet from DaRae's back on Thursday, but another remains lodged in her body.
“They removed the bullet today out of her back and she did really well with that. Her stomach’s burning and her arms are really sore from the fracture,” Weams said.
DaRae is going through incredible physical and emotional trauma, Weams said, as she deals with the reality of burying her child.
“She’s really having a hard time with her son, about losing her son. She’s like, ‘Mom, I lost my son.’ She’s not doing well with that at all,” Weams said.
Doctors said DaRae’s baby saved her because it slowed the bullet as it entered her body. However, that’s no consolation for her or her family.
“We were getting ready for a baby shower, and now we’re getting ready for a funeral. We weren’t prepared at all,” Weams said.
The family is trying to raise money to bury the child. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so through the Baby Darren Crawford Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank location.
“I think when she gets out of here reality is really going to set in. Then once she sees her son in a coffin, that’s going to devastate her and Donald,” Weams said.
No arrests in the case have been made as authorities continue to look for the shooter or shooters. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police.