Thursday, January 27

Woman in Philadelphia was killed in broad daylight in what represents the city’s 500th homicide during 2021

Agents are on the hunt for the 55-year-old Eloise Harmon suspect.

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Philadelphia police identified a woman who was shot and killed in broad daylight on Wednesday., becoming the 500th homicide occurred in the city during the year.

Agents handling the case identified Eloise Harmon, 55, as the victim of the unfortunate event after she was shot three times in the chest around 4:30 p.m. near 7th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia.

According to the videos handled by the authorities, the victim yelled at the scene: “Call 911”, so that moments later she was shot, reviewed 6ABC.

So far the event is under investigation and the suspect has not been found. The homicide is presumed to be of a domestic nature.

Hours before the incident, Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw joined federal, state and local officials at City Hall to address the issue of violence.

It’s terrible that every morning I have to look at the numbers, then watch the news and see the (homicide) stories. It’s crazy. It’s crazy, and this has to end, “said Kenney, who stressed that reducing violence is the top priority of his administration.

He also asked Harrisburg legislators to allow the city to pass gun laws with more restrictions to keep them off the streets.

“There are people who make money selling these guns, making these guns, and the legislature doesn’t care. They don’t care how many people die. It’s ridiculous. And in cities like Boston and New York that are not dealing with this problem the way that we are.They have strict gun laws, ”Kenney said.

After the 500 homicide was completed, which surpassed the 1990 record of that number, Kenney expressed his frustration and stressed that his administration takes seriously the violent crisis in Philadelphia.

“I am heartbroken and outraged that we have lost 500 Philadelphians, including many children and teens, to unnecessary violence this year. I never stop thinking about the victims and their families, and the incredible loss that these senseless deaths leave behind.“Reads part of the mayor’s statement.

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