Shooter kills pregnant woman; baby delivered but does not survive

Above and below: Neighbors look on as police investigate Sunday afternoon. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A pregnant woman was pronounced dead at Temple University after she was shot in the face late Sunday morning on Adams Avenue near Griscom Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Her baby was delivered but listed in critical condition Sunday night.

Update: The baby died overnight, according to media reports: 6ABCFox29Philadelphia Daily News

Doto300Friends at the scene provided this photograph of the victim and identified her as Megan Doto, 26.

Police said a the gunman was hundreds of yards away and fired about a dozen shots at an unknown target, according to CBS3. 6ABC reported that a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the killer.

Loved ones said Doto had two additional children and was planning on naming her new baby Carmine, according to NBC10. Police told Fox29 that the suspect fled in older model White Impala.

Investigators found about a dozen spent shell casings on Griscom Street near Womrath, about a block from where the victim was sitting when she was hit, according to a report from the Philadelphia Daily News.

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  1. We can end gun violence through media mobbing. More media of our own from our own community. I am putting together an documentary of the violence and I will continue to media mob until my city get help. I would love for you guys to help me on my journey!!!

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