Pregnant mother killed after being shot in the head

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WCMH) — Police say the woman was found face down on the sidewalk in her New Orleans neighborhood, with gunshot wounds to her head.

According to WDSU, Charmaine “Pumpkin” Scott, was found dead after a reported shooting, Saturday morning. Neighbors told police they heard two gunshots before Scott was found.

“I had to tell my daughter that her mother was murdered. My daughter was away at school and we had to go over there with the counselors and tell her that her mom was murdered,” George Murray, the mother of Scott’s teenage daughter said.

Scott was expecting her fifth child when she was killed according to family members. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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