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Pregnant Woman, and Her Unborn Baby, Killed After Returning Home from Her Baby Shower.

A pregnant Philadelphia woman was murdered outside her home last night after returning from her own baby shower.

Police were called to a home in the 6100 block of Palmetto Street around 8:30pm last night on reports of gunfire.

Officers say the 32-year-old woman, who appeared to have been targeted, was shot in the head and stomach.

"I mean, the person that did this couldn't be more cowardly," said Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter with the Philadelphia Police Department.

The woman was found, near a car full of presents from her baby shower, shot at least twice, in her stomach and her head, and clinging to life.

She was taken to Einstein Medical Center where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The fetus was also pronounced dead at the hospital, officials say.

“There was an officer a couple blocks away who heard the shots. When they came here, they discovered her shot several times,” Deputy Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said.

Investigators found 11 shell casing at the scene in the city’s northeastern Crescentville neighborhood. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called the shooting “deeply upsetting and heartbreaking” in a tweet announcing the reward.

“When I look at this situation, it looks like someone was targeting her and looking for her,” she said.

“Children are getting shot, unborn children getting shot, what is the city doing about this?” Coulter asked. “The city as a whole is doing what we can. We can’t stop people who are intent on shooting somebody.”

Although the public is speculating on just who could have been responsible for this horrific crime, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.


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