Woman dies after being found with baby in partially submerged car in Broward

A woman and a baby girl were pulled from a partially submerged Chevrolet Camaro in Pompano Beach Wednesday morning, and the woman has since been pronounced dead, authorities said.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A man rescued a 22-year-old woman and a baby girl from a Chevrolet Camaro that was partially submerged in a canal on Wednesday in Pompano Beach. The woman who had suffered gunshot wounds died at the hospital, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokeswoman for BSO said, deputies responded shortly after 2:30 a.m., to the area of Northwest Eighth Street and Northwest 10th Avenue. The baby girl, who relatives identified as the woman’s Goddaughter, survived both the shooting and the crash in her car seat.

The baby was reunited with her mother. Coleman-Wright also said a deputy performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the woman until Pompano Beach Fire Rescue personnel arrived and transported her to Broward Health North, where a doctor later pronounced her dead.

A man rescued a 22-year-old woman and a baby girl from a Chevrolet Camaro that was partially submerged in a canal on Wednesday in Pompano Beach. The woman who had suffered gunshot wounds died at the hospital, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

BSO Homicide Unit and Crime Scene detectives responded to the scene to investigate the circumstances that led up to the incident. BSO Dive Team members were also called to the scene to help search for any possible evidence.

Coleman-Wright said detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting and the crash to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

“Please come forward,” Coleman-Wright said. “Please help the family that is affected.”

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