Philadelphia woman killed by gunfire leaving her unborn baby dead
Police said that an unmarried woman from Philadelphia was killed when she went to her baby shower last Saturday.
The 32-year-old woman, who wasn’t identified, was shot multiple times in the head and belly at around 8:30 p.m. while she unloaded gifts from the shower to carry into her home on Palmetto Street in the Lawncrest section of the city, ABC 6 reported.
“I mean, the person that did this couldn’t be more cowardly,” Deputy Police Commissioner Christine Coulter told the station.
A police officer was alerted to the sound of gunfire, and quickly rushed the area. The mother, seven-months pregnant, was taken by Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Although there have not been any arrests made, police indicated to ABC that they believed the victim was the intended target of the shooter(s). According to the station, there were approximately 11 guns shell casings found on the spot.
Tom McDonald, a neighbor said that everyone has grown tired of violence in the neighborhood.
“Enough is enough,” McDonald told the station. “It’s time for the city to do something – something.”
CBS reports that the City of Brotherly Love has seen 500 homicides in the past year. This is Philadelphia’s highest annual number of homicides, CBS said.