Baby shot while in mother's womb comes home
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The baby of a South Florida woman who was shot last month was released from the hospital and is now home with her family, Tuesday.
Skyler, who turns one month old Wednesday, was shot in the arm Dec. 9th while still in her mother's womb. Her mother, 28-year-old Tiffany Davis, was shot while walking out of a convenience store in the area of 17th Street and Northwest 2nd Court in Miami.
"One of the bones in her arm still needs to heal, so that's why they have it in a soft cast, so it stays in position over the next couple of weeks," said Phillip Milton, the baby's father.
Skyler wasn't due until Jan. 12, but doctors were forced to make the delivery. "They had to deliver the baby, the baby was shot," said Louise Lyn, Davis' aunt.
During the incident outside the corner store where Milton works, Davis was shot in the head and in the stomach. The latter bullet pierced her unborn baby's arm. The shooting claimed the life of 18-year-old Rodney Durant, Jr.
Davis, who has two other children, remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital with a bullet lodged in her brain. Doctors say she did not suffer any brain damage and is making remarkable progress.
However, Davis has not been able to see her newborn daughter. "She has not seen her at all, so it's a bit of a sad thing," Milton said.
Skyler is currently staying with her aunt, Carolyn Milton, at her apartment. A police officer donated a baby carrier and a swing. "I want to thank him," Carolyn said. A local charity has given them diapers and pacifiers.
Police, along with investigators, are still searching for leads regarding the shooter.
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