How a young boy’s brave rescue saved a baby’s life

An 11-month-old boy has been saved after a woman was shot and killed in the street in the heart of Adelaide.

Key points:The woman’s son was the one who took care of the babyThe boy was taken to a local hospital where he died in a matter of hoursThe woman was found dead in her home in the inner west, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) from Adelaide’s CBD.

Her son, Daniel, was the first to arrive at the scene and he was the man who took the baby to hospital.

Daniel was treated and released by emergency services.

The woman who was found in her house is recovering in hospital and is recovering from a gunshot wound.

Daniel’s mother, Jacqueline Jones, told ABC Radio Adelaide that Daniel was her baby’s first carer, and she was heartbroken when she heard her son’s body was found.

“I just thought I couldn’t be more sorry,” she said.

“My heart goes out to him.”

Police say the shooting occurred around 10:30am on Monday morning (AEDT) in the Adelaide suburb of Oakwood.

Police said they have not yet been able to identify the woman, but she was known to be the mother of Daniel’s older sister, Samantha.

Police are asking anyone who has any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through their website at

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