Samya Gill Wiki – Samya Gill Bio
Samya Gill was a pregnant model who was shot by two men armed with assault rifles last week as she sat in a car in Washington, DC – and gave birth by C-section before dying of her injuries.
Samya Gill, who was eight months pregnant, and the father of her unborn child were sitting in the parked car on 37th Street SE about 11:20 a.m. Thursday when the gunmen pulled up in another vehicle, jumped out and opened fire, police said.
Her companion of hers, who was struck by the gunfire, drove off and stopped the bullet-riddled car at a busy intersection about a mile away at Minnesota Avenue and Dix Street, WJLA reported.
Samya Gill died at the age of 22 years old.
Gill, of Fort Washington, Maryland, was rushed to an area hospital, where she gave birth before succumbing to her injuries.
The baby was listed in critical condition, cops said.
“The adult male is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries,” police said of the second victim.
Police released surveillance camera images showing the suspects – one wearing a white jacket and hoodie and the other wearing dark clothes – shooting as they run towards the victims’ car.
The gunmen’s white four-door sedan is also pictured in the police release.
Police said the shooting was a targeted attack, adding that they did not yet know the motive.
“This is a brazen act. It happened in the middle of the day,” Assistant Chief of Patrol Andre Wright told reporters.
Gill’s mother, who did not want to be identified, told WJLA that her daughter, one of seven children, was a model and ran an online clothing boutique, but she had recently devoted all her time to prepare for her baby.
She told the outlet that her granddaughter of hers was delivered by C-section after the brazen attack.
“She’s beautiful. I went to go see her last night and she’s just gorgeous,” the grieving woman told WJLA. “I just really hope they catch whoever did that to my daughter.”
The mother said that if the baby survives, she will raise the child, who, according to a GoFundMe page, is named Zailey.
“This is really devastating for my family, and a huge financial burden. We are asking if there’s anything you all can donate, we’d greatly appreciate it. There is no amount to big or too small,” the fundraiser said.
Gill’s killing was one of four homicides last week in DC, according to the Washington Post.
As of Friday, homicides in the nation’s capital were up 16% compared to the same time in 2022.
Last year, the city surpassed 200 killings for only the second time in almost 20 years, the outlet reported.
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in Thursday’s attack.