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American Teacher Killed In Colombia

Compiled From Wire Services

Gunmen killed an American woman while she was carrying her 6-month-old baby and dropping off her toddler at a preschool in the northwest city of Medellin, police and her family said Saturday.

Emily Lane, 34, of Rye, N.Y., was shot three times Friday morning by two gunmen who escaped on a motorcycle. Authorities did not know the motive for the shooting.

Lane, an English teacher, was holding her baby when she was shot, said her sister, Sarah Lane of Missoula. The children were not hurt.

Lane’s Colombian husband, Fernando Bernate, also was with her when she was killed. He was unhurt.

The family had been living in Medellin for a year.