WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A baby boy is dead after his pregnant mother was stabbed in southeast Washington.

D.C. police say the child was delivered Thursday morning and later pronounced dead. An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death.

Authorities say the woman was attacked by a man in the 4200 block of 9th Street southeast about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The woman, who was eight months pregnant, was conscious when she was taken to a hospital.

The victim, who remains hospitalized, was sitting on a couch inside a home at the time of the attack.

It was unclear whether the woman knew her attacker.

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