A pregnant woman and her husband were fatally shot early Monday morning in a Columbus, Ohio, double shooting. Family members said Tenishia Latham, 25, and her husband, Larry Latham, 28, were both shot in the head inside just after midnight. Larry was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, but his wife was fatally wounded and pronounced dead shortly after the shooting.
In a miraculous turn of events, doctors were able to save the Lathams' baby, a girl, delivered alive after the shooting. Tenishia Latham had been seven months along in her pregnancy when she died, family members told 10TV news.
"It's just a senseless death," said Tenishia's brother, Adarus Ferguson. "She was a loving caring person, you know, work hard, all about responsibilities, taking care of family, she was a good person."
The shooting erupted when Larry Latham was caught in an altercation with an unknown man who pulled out a gun. The couple's other children -- ages 4, 8 and 9 -- were all inside the home at the time of the shooting and one called 911 after his mother was shot.
Family members are hoping the gunman surrenders. "Turn yourself in," Ferguson said. "I know you aren't going to do that, but you know God will deal with (you), God will judge you."
According to the local ABC News affiliate, the 3-pound baby girl has been named "Miracle Danielle" and is being cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Pamela Johnson, the baby girl's aunt, said, "When [the baby's grandmother] said something to Miracle, Miracle fluttered her eyes. She opened them as if she recognized her voice, so that was great news.
"She reminds us of Tenishia. My sister says she looks just like her mom."