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Community members mourn the death of pregnant mother

Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 00:33:24-05

MILWAUKEE-- Several dozen family members and friends gathered to honor the life of an expectant mother, whose unborn child survived after she was shot and killed Saturday.

According to family, 35-year-old Annie Sandifer was the victim in a shooting near 60th and Congress early Saturday. Her father, James Office, said that he couldn't believe it when he received the call about his daughter. He rushed down from his home in Appleton.

"That was my daughter that this happened to, and I'm just sick of this violence," Office said.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Milwaukee Police said that a four-door silver sedan was traveling south on 60th Street when the occupant fired five to six rounds of gunfire from the sunroof. Sandifer was struck while she was inside of a party bus parked near 60th Street.

Paramedics transported her to the hospital where she later died. Doctors were able to perform an emergency C-section to save her baby's life.

Sandifer leaves behind a husband and several other children. Family and friends say she was a good mother, outgoing and hardworking, and was someone dedicated to her family.

"She did everything to keep everyone together, she was close with her family ,she was always around her family," said Marissa Jones.

Family hopes that Sandifer will get the justice she deserves.

"That's why I moved to Appleton myself. I don't even stay here," Office said. "I'm trying to get all my kids to move out of here because it just not safe. Anytime you can just get hit by a stray bullet, how can you be protected?" he said.

The Milwaukee Police Department is still investigating. If you have any information, click here to submit an anonymous tip to investigators.

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