Mother Shot, Baby Killed In Carjacking

A mother was shot by a carjacker, who took off in her car with the baby inside. The vehicle was then found a few blocks away, the baby fatally shot.

It happened in Gary, Indiana Monday night.

Police say the mother was buckling her baby into his car seat when a man approached. She was shot, then the suspect drove away in her SUV with the baby in the back.

Minutes later, the vehicle was found a few blocks away with the 13-month-old strapped in his car seat. He was shot in the head and pelvis.

The mother, Kwana Shaw, is listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say the baby's father may have been involved but may not be the trigger man. He has not been charged but remains in the custody of Gary Police on unrelated charges.


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  • by Tiffany Location: Washington, NC on Feb 2, 2008 at 04:52 PM
    Yes, Sue, I know what a vehicle is...I must not have been clear...it is NOT worth the life of a human being! So sad that a life was taken and another endangered for something so material.
  • by p Location: kinston on Feb 1, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    What a pitiful, sad story. My blessings to Kwana and her baby. This person responsible should not have a trial. I agree with Duck. If the father was involved, how could he have done such a thing to his own child? People have gone completely insane in this world. If only, an example could be made of one of them, this may at least slow down.
  • by duck Location: washington on Feb 1, 2008 at 10:07 AM
    for people like this there shouldn't even be a trial. and if so the punisment should be chosen by the victims friends and family. if it was my family vengance would be mine.
  • by Sue Location: Washington, NC on Feb 1, 2008 at 04:49 AM
    Tiffany, please tell me you were kidding and you know what a vehicle is. VERY sad story... I mean who has the heart to shoot a BABY????
  • by Tiffany Location: Washington, NC on Jan 31, 2008 at 04:39 PM
    What is a vehicle? Your entire family has my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. The road ahead will be difficult. Please find strength in the words, love, and concern from others.
  • by Denise on Jan 31, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    This is one of the most painful stories I have heard in a long time...and when this person is found, I hope they skip the trial and go straight to the sentencing.
  • by ? Location: nc on Jan 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    that dont make sense it says mother shot and killed then towards the bottom says shes in critical condition. TYPO??

    Editor's comment: Thanks for the heads up! It was an editing error and it's been corrected.

  • by Anonymous Location: North Carolina on Jan 31, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    How sad....My prayers go out to this family!
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