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Nurse delivers a baby while shopping at Target

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 11:00:05-04

Tanya St. Preux went into a store to pick up some stuff -- and left with a newborn.

The Georgia woman was shopping at her neighborhood Target this week when she went into labor. Lucky for her, Caris Lockwood happened to be there at the same time. And Lockwood is a labor and delivery nurse.

So, right by the store's entrance, Lockwood putting her experience to work. And with an assist from Target employees, she delivered St. Preux's baby : a healthy 7 lb. 10 oz boy.

"Caris was God-sent and amazing. She was sweet and caring and exceeded everyone's expectations. She went way over far and beyond," St. Preux said after the delivery, according to a statement from Piedmont Healthcare. That's the hospital where Lockwood works.

CNN was unable to reach the new mom or Lockwood.

"We commend the nurses and medical staff, as well as the Target team members, who jumped in to help a woman who delivered a baby in a Target store in Georgia. We're happy to hear that the mother and baby are doing well and wish them all the best," Target spokeswoman Jenna Reck said in a statement to CNN.