• The baby survived the shooting incident and the crash without any harm
  • The woman was rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced her dead
  • The deceased, who had lived in the area her entire life, was the baby's godmother

A woman and an infant were rescued from a partially submerged vehicle in Florida on Wednesday. The infant was unharmed but the woman, who had sustained gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at Pompano Beach with a team of divers after receiving a call about a car that had plunged into a canal. The 911 call was made by a man, who said he was on his way to a convenience store when he saw the white Chevrolet Camaro in the water, reported.

“Shortly after 2:30 this morning, the Broward Regional Communications Center received a call, a 911 call, regarding a partially submerged vehicle in a canal,” Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright said, according to WSVN.

After calling 911, the man reportedly jumped into the canal and managed to pull the woman and infant from the water before first responders arrived.

“Someone passing by called 911, and it seems as though that they possibly were able to get both of them out of the vehicle before deputies and rescue arrived,” Coleman-Wright added.

While the woman appeared to have been shot, the baby, sitting in her car seat, survived the shooting and the crash without being harm.

“Unfortunately the adult female was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The infant, who is not the victim’s child, has been reunited with her family, and she is doing OK,” Coleman-Wright reportedly said.

Officials said the deceased woman was the baby’s godmother.

Cops are investigating to understand the circumstances that led to the apparent shooting and crash. Divers were looking for possible evidence in the crash water. The Camaro, found with its driver and passenger windows broken, was pulled out from the canal with a tow truck Wednesday mid-morning.

“Right now, we encourage anyone with information to please come forward,” Coleman-Wright said, according to the outlet.

Travis Ross, a resident living near the canal, told CBS Miami that he knew the deceased woman from high school. The young woman had lived in the area her entire life, he said, adding, “She was a good person and never bothered anyone.”

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