Madrid gunman kills mother-to-be in church

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Media captionThe ambulance team, who could not save the mother, performed an emergency caesarean section at the scene

A gunman shot dead a pregnant woman in a Madrid church and then killed himself, but medics were able to save the victim's baby, police say.

The man walked into the church of Santa Maria del Pinar and opened fire, killing the woman and injuring another woman nearby.

Witnesses said the man then knelt before the altar and shot himself.

Emergency crews delivered the victim's baby by caesarean section, police said. The motive for the attack is unknown.

A spokesman said initial investigations showed no relation between the 34-year-old man and his 36-year-old victim.

The newborn baby boy was in intensive care in hospital but in a serious condition, the Spanish newspaper ABC reported.

About 40 people were in the church at the time of the shooting, just before Mass on Thursday evening, witnesses said.

Spanish media said the pregnant woman's mother was in the church at the time.