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Pregnant woman killed in women street fight in Los Angeles

Over three dozen women took part in a street fight in Los Angeles. A pregnant woman was killed while another woman deliberately drove her car into the crowd.

Shontae Treniece Blanche of Los Angeles, was killed and two other women were injured in a fight over a "lovers' quarrel," Officer Matthew Gares said Tuesday. One of the injured, whose names were not released, was in critical condition but it appears doctors were able to save her badly injured leg, he said.

The driver of the car, Unique Bishop, 21, fled after Monday afternoon's fight but later turned herself in and was booked for investigation of murder, police said. She was being held in lieu of $1 million ( EUR 690,000) bail.

"It was totally an intentional act to kill the woman. It was the driver's way of settling the dispute. It was a horrific act," Deputy Police Chief Charlie Beck said.

It was not known whether Bishop had an attorney.

Blanche was four to five months pregnant and had learned only last week that she was expecting a girl, said her stepmother, Diane Williams.

Blanche, 22, had returned from New Orleans about three hours before she was killed, Williams said. She had gone there to attend her grandfather's funeral.

"She was a wonderful, wonderful person, a wonderful child," Williams said.

Witnesses told police they saw two groups of women shouting at each other and fighting at a discount store parking lot. The fight then moved onto the street and into a gas station.

Dozens gathered at the gas station and watched as Bishop got into her convertible and drove it into the group, investigators said. One of the victims was pinned against another car, police said.

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