Mother shot to death in Southwest Philly, five year-old daughter wounded

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, second from right, talks with investigators on the 7300 block of Theodore Street, in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday, after a woman was shot to death and her five-year-old daughter was grazed on the head. Police said shots were fired at around 4:11 p.m., wounding the woman once in her chest. She was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m., police said. The child was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and listed in stable condition as of 5:15 p.m. Police are unsure of what led to the shooting, and a description of the suspect was not immediately available. photos by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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