A pregnant Gustine woman and her unborn child died Tuesday following an early-morning shooting in Turlock, authorities reported.

A Turlock Police Department news release identified the victim as Amythest Rochelle Cortez, 27, of Gustine.

According to the news release, police were dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. on a call of an aggravated assault in progress in the 500 block of Twentieth Century Boulevard.

Officers responding to the scene found Cortez wounded inside a vehicle.

Police said Cortez was transported to a local hospital, where she and her unborn child died Tuesday afternoon as a result of the gunshot injury.

Investigation into the shooting is continuing, authorities said. Turlock Police ask anybody with information to call Detective Brandon Bertram, 664-7323.