Newborn in critical condition after mother killed in Whitley Co. shooting

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LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) – A newborn child is in critical condition after the baby's mother was killed Saturday night following a shooting in Whitley County.

According to Kentucky State Police, Baptist Health Corbin Hospital contacted them around 6:20 p.m. reporting a pregnant woman was brought to the ER with a gunshot wound.

When detectives arrived, they learned Geri Johnson, 29, died of her injuries. Her baby was delivered and transferred to UK Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.

Troopers said the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear. An investigation is ongoing.

Johnson’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

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