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Pregnant woman, child killed in West Price Hill shooting

Police charged the suspect
Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 7:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2021 at 8:07 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police say a pregnant woman and her child died as a result of a shooting that in West Price Hill Friday.

Police say that Michelle McDonald, 31, and her child have both died from the shooting.

Officers say they were called to the scene in the 1800 block of 1st Ave. around 6:30 p.m., where gunshots were reported.

“She was somebody’s daughter, somebody’s mother, somebody’s sister. That was someone’s niece,” said McDonald’s neighbor Pam Terrell.

McDonald was found with gunshot wounds and taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Police say she died shortly before 10 p.m.

Police say McDonald’s baby was delivered however, despite efforts from medical staff and police, the baby died sometime Saturday.

“Why did you take them away? Why did you have to mess up this little family,” said Terrell.

Cincinnati police say they charged Antonio Wilcox, 31, with causing the death of McDonald.

Antonio Wilcox is charged with the death of Michelle McDonald, police said.
Antonio Wilcox is charged with the death of Michelle McDonald, police said.(Cincinnati Police Department)

Neighbors say Wilcox and McDonald were in a relationship.

One neighbor who did not want to be identified told FOX19 they were taking a walk when they ran into Wilcox standing on the corner near the scene.

“I asked him a question and he did not answer me. When I saw him he kind of stared off into another world and his eyes were red.”

They say they did not think anything of the interaction until she saw his mugshot on the news.

“It broke my heart and I know the whole neighborhood hurting.”

The homicide investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 513-352-3542.

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