Woman 6 months pregnant suffers accidental gunshot wound to lower stomach area

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pregnant woman has serious injuries after sustaining a gunshot wound Saturday.

The woman, who friends said is 6 months pregnant, was said to be at an apartment near 34th and Harrison around 12:30 p.m. with the father of her unborn child when the incident occurred. One of them was reportedly handling a gun when it went off.

The woman was struck in the lower stomach or pelvis area, and was transported to a hospital. The woman is said to be in critical condition.

A witness said the father was taken away in handcuffs.

The victim is said to have been staying at the apartment with her sister. Family members are cooperating with police.

FOX 4 will have more information as details emerge.