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Infant Delivered Following Whitley Co. Shooting Dies At Hospital

Posted at 7:34 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:07:11-04

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An infant is dead following a shooting in Whitley County.

According to the Fayette County Coroner, 4-day-old Amelia Johnson died Tuesday afternoon from Severe Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.

Authorities say Amelia’s mother, 29-year-old Geri Johnson, died after being brought to Baptist Hospital in Corbin with a gunshot wound Saturday night.

Police said the shooting occurred on Steele Hollow Road in Corbin, and that Johnson’s boyfriend drove her to the hospital.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the hospital, but doctors were able to deliver Amelia. She was previously listed in critical condition at UK Hospital.