A north Houston apartment complex was the scene of an overnight shooting that left a pregnant woman’s husband in critical condition.

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The woman, 37 weeks pregnant, was retrieving something from her car at about 1 a.m. Monday at the City Station Apartments, just off Cypress Station Drive.

A man approached the woman trying to steal her cell phone and then attacked her. The husband came out of the apartment, and that is when he was shot.

“All of a sudden, he attacked her from behind and took her down and hit her on the side of the face,” the pregnant victim’s mother told ABC13.

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The woman then experienced early contractions after the incident; her husband, who was able to drive himself and his wife to the hospital, was in critical condition this morning at Northwest Medical Center.

A man is in critical condition after protecting his pregnant wife from gunmen (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Sharon Steinmann)
Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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