Police look for evidence after a 26-year-old woman was shot to death during an apparent robbery Sunday night in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to investigators, police responded to reports of a shooting incident at 10:35 p.m. and found the victim suffering from a chest wound on North Front Street near Poplar Street. Police said the victim was leaving a friend’s home with her mother when they encountered a gunman who demanded their purses before he opened fire.
Update: Police have now identified the victim as Amber Long of South Philadelphia.
Police said that the suspect — wearing all dark clothing — jumped into a dark-colored or black Chevrolet Impala which was being driven by a second man, according to 6ABC, adding that the car was last seen heading north on Front Street. Officers rushed the woman to Hahnemann Hospital where she died around 11:15 p.m., according to NBC10.
Slideshow: Police investigate murder in Northern Liberties. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
An Associated Press report published by Fox29 said that detectives were still at the scene investigating Monday morning, and that they were reviewing surveillance footage from nearby apartment complexes. CBS3 reported that several witnesses heard or saw the entire incident, according to police.
At about the same time Sunday night, a 17-year-old boy suffered head and neck wounds in a shooting incident on Kensington Avenue near Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington section of the city. Medics rushed him to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Updated: As we reported earlier, a mother and her son were shot to death Sunday inside their home in the Crescentville section of the city. Police have now identified the victims as Donna Muller, 29, and Richard Muller, 22.
An 80-year-old woman suffered a wrist wound during an accidental shooting Sunday afternoon inside a home in the Modena Park section of Northeast Philadelphia. No injuries were reported after an armed home invasion in West Philadelphia overnight.
Nine shooting victims were reported Friday in Philadelphia, including three fatalities and two teens who were wounded inside their school. One man was hospitalized after a Saturday night shooting incident.
Updates: Police have now identified the three men killed in separate Friday night shooting incidents:
- Ernest Torrence, 49, was shot to death inside his home on Parkside Avenue.
- Benjamin Collier, 29, of Southwest Philadelphia, was shot and killed near his home on Buist Avenue.
- Jahmeer Jett, 29, was shot and killed near his home in the Elmood section of Southwest Philadelphia.
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