A 30-year-old pregnant woman has suffered a cardiac arrest after a teenage boy allegedly threw a rock at her in a shopping centre carpark.
The incident occurred between 7 and 7.30pm on Tuesday night when a disagreement broke out between two groups of people in the Waterford Plaza carpark in Karawara, Perth, WA Police said.
During the altercation between the occupants of a car and a group standing in the parking lot, police say a 17-year-old boy tossed a rock through the vehicle’s open window, striking the woman in the head. This caused the woman to go into cardiac arrest, WA Police said on Wednesday.
Members of the public and officers performed CPR on the 30-year-old before she was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital, ABC reports. A St John Ambulance spokesperson told the publication the patient was “very unwell”. She remains in the intensive care unit.
The 17-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm and breach of bail. He will appear in the Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday.
Detectives have urged anyone who saw the argument or has mobile phone or dashcam footage taken in the carpark during the timeframe to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. The investigation is ongoing.
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