A pregnant woman lost her baby after gunmen opened fire at her gender-reveal party.

Cheyanne White, 21, spent Saturday celebrating the impending arrival of her baby with family and friends at a home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She’d just learned she’d be having a boy and around 8:45 p.m., posted a series of photos from the day, thanking everyone who came to show their love and support for her growing family.

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Cheyanne (pictured with her mother, L) learned she was expecting a boy hours before the shooting. Image via Facebook.

Then less than three hours later, while Cheyanne and her family watched a movie, two hooded gunmen burst into the home, firing shots into the living room.

Cheyanne's cousin, Autumn Garret, 22, was killed.

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Cheyanne's cousin, Autumn Garret, 22, was killed in the attack. Image via Facebook.

Eight others were injured in the attack—including three children, ages 2, 6 and 8—and Cheyanne was shot in the leg.

She also later told Local 12 news that she lost her baby due to her injuries.


A family friend told WLWT News 5 that she attended the party earlier in the day, which she described as a "positive" and "happy" celebration.

She heard shots fired as she was leaving and ran back to the house to help.

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Cheyanne shared images from the gender-reveal party just hours before the shooting began. Image via Facebook.

"Everybody's screaming and crying," family friend Candice Verga said of the scene she found inside the home. "It's just all panic and I'm even shaking and everything.

"I seen the little boy on the floor and I grabbed him," Verga added. "Everybody else was tending to everybody but he was laying there crying, so I wrapped up my shirt... first thing is put pressure, and then we carried him outside."

Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney said in a press conference that the two suspects, yet to be identified, fled the scene on foot.

It is not known whether the shooting was a random attack or if the family and friends were deliberately targeted by the men.