Spain: doctors care for baby after mother killed

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The Independent Online

An emergency rescue official says doctors are waiting to see if a baby delivered by paramedics in a Madrid church after his mother was shot dead has suffered brain damage.

The official said today that the baby boy, saved in an emergency C-section, was in cardio-respiratory arrest at birth yesterday evening, but was resuscitated with a chest massage.

It will be three days before doctors know if the infant suffered brain damage from lack of oxygen while inside his dead mother.

A gunman killed the pregnant woman and wounded another woman in what was apparently a random shooting, and then shot himself dead.

A police official said the man had a criminal record.