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The life of a pregnant woman was taken away by being fatally shot while unloading gifts from her own baby shower in Philadelphia on Saturday night, in what authorities suspect was a targeted shooting.
The murder of the 32-year-old woman, whose identity has not been disclosed by authorities, occurred in your seventh month of pregnancy And in the midst of a violent year in Philadelphia that could reach historic homicide numbers, informó ABC News.
After being shot, the woman was taken to the Einsten Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead along with her son, police said.
So far, investigators have not been able to find the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects, or the causes that could have caused the fatal incident.
“The person who did this couldn’t be more cowardly.”, said Christine Coulter, deputy police commissioner in statements to ABC Philadelphia.
Coulter explained that the shooting took place around 8:30 p.m., in northeast Philadelphia when the victim returned home from her baby shower and unloaded the gifts from her Kia Soul, which was parked outside her home. .
An officer reported that while patrolling two blocks from the event, he heard the shots and described the pregnant woman outside her home with gunshot wounds to the stomach, the authorities pointed out.
Officers came to collect at least 11 shell casings at the scene, police added.
“When I look at this situation, it seems like someone was targeting it, looking for it,” Mayor Coulter told ABC Philadelphia.
For his part, the mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, reported thate city offers a $ 50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest related to, indicated on Sunday morning.
The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of a wave of violence, with homicides rising 13% from 2020 to date, a tally by the City Controller’s Office noted. So far, 491 homicides have been investigated, while last year was rocked with 499 murders.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.