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Police search for good Samaritan who performed CPR on pregnant shooting victim

Posted at 3:50 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 18:11:57-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police want to find and honor the good samaritan who they say performed CPR on a pregnant woman shot near 60th and Congress.

Investigators say Annie Sandifer was shot in the head through a party bus window around 2:30 on Feb. 1, just as the bus was picking people up. That's when police say a stranger jumped on the bus and started CPR while the bus immediately drove to the hospital. That's where doctors performed an emergency C-section and delivered a healthy baby boy.

The baby is named Lorenz and he is in the neonatal intensive care unit.

"Undoubtedly, undoubtedly, he saved the child's life by providing that child with a supply of oxygenated blood," said Milwaukee Police Capt. Thomas Casper. "I have no doubt."

Police say an officer stayed in the hospital with the baby and decided to organize a fundraiser and donation drive. They are looking for baby and kids supplies and toys.

"This homicide tears at the heartstrings of us all," said Milwaukee Police Capt. William Murphy.

Police are working with the FBI, who will offer a $10,000 reward for finding out who pulled the trigger. Investigators believe Sandifer and the people inside the party bus were not the target of gunfire, which they say came from the roof of a car as it headed south on 60th that night.

They are asking anyone who was there, or anyone with information, to come forward.

"It's important that we take this information and do what we need to do as a community to come forward," said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.

A GoFundMe has been setup for the family to cover funeral costs. Click here to donate.

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