A 32-year-old, seven months pregnant Philadelphia woman was shot and killed while unloading baby shower gifts for her baby on Saturday, Nov. 20. Eleven bullets were discharged into her head and stomach by the gunman.
Around 8:30 p.m., the pregnant woman, who had not been identified, was shot multiple times in the head and stomach at her Lawncrest residence.
She was rushed to Einstein Medical Center in New York City. There, officials announced that both she and the fetus had died.
The event is still being investigated, and no suspects have been found.
Police believe the death was premeditated, as evidenced by the presence of 11 shell casings at the crime scene.
“The city is nearing 500 homicides. Children are getting shot, unborn children getting shot, what is the city doing about this?” Deputy Police Commissioner Christine Coulter asked.
“When I look at this situation, it looks like someone was targeting her and looking for her,” Coulter added.
Mayor Jim Kenney has set a prize of $50,000 for information leading to an arrest.
It was not the first shooting in Philadelphia on Nov. 20.
On the 5100 block of F Street, a man was shot and killed in his automobile around 3.45 a.m.
As shootings continued to rise, the Philadelphia City Council had passed a resolution in Sept. 2020 urging Kenney to declare gun violence a citywide emergency.
“Please know, our administration takes this crisis very seriously,” Kenney said in a statement in 2020, according to Daily Mail.
“We are committed to working with all of our criminal justice & community partners to create a safer city for us all.” he went on to say.