Pregnant Philadelphia woman shot while leaving baby shower dies later

PHILADELPHIA — Police are investigating after a pregnant woman was shot and killed Saturday night in Philadelphia when she left her own baby shower.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m.

Police said the 32-year-old woman, who appeared to be the target, was shot in the head and abdomen.

“I mean, the person who did this couldn’t be more cowardly,” said Christine Coulter, deputy commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department.

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Authorities confirm that the woman left her baby shower during the incident with a car full of presents.

She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The fetus was also pronounced dead in hospital, officials say.

No weapons were found on the scene.

“She was a nice person on the street. It’s just sad,” said neighbor Tom McDonald.

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Coulter said she’s had enough of all the gun violence.

“The city is approaching 500 murders. Children are being shot, unborn children are being shot, what is the city doing about this?” asked Kouter. “The city as a whole is doing what we can. We can’t stop people planning to shoot someone. When I look at this situation, it seems like someone was targeting her and looking for her.”

Police said they counted about 11 shell casings at the scene.

The city is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting.

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