Pregnant woman shot, killed in Detroit

Robert Snell
The Detroit News

A 21-year-old pregnant woman was killed late Wednesday during a shooting on Detroit’s west side.

Bionka Lyons, who was about six months’ pregnant, was shot at approximately 11 p.m. outside her home in the 10000 block of Crocuslawn, west of Griggs.

Lyons was in the front yard when her parents heard about five gunshots, Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said.

“They looked outside the window and saw their daughter on the ground,” Woody said.

It was unclear whether Lyons was talking to someone before the shooting and there are no suspects in custody, Woody said.

“We don’t know why she was outside. We’re still interviewing some folks and looking if there was video available in the area,” Woody said.

Lyons was transported to Henry Ford Hospital, where she and her unborn baby were pronounced dead.

According to her Facebook profile, Lyons graduated from Western International High School in 2013 and studied biomedical sciences at Western Michigan University. She reportedly worked for the United States Postal Service.

Lyons was due to give birth in November, according to an online baby registry, which listed a changing table and a baby thermometer.

Detroit Police are asking anyone with information to call (313) 596-1616.

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