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A pregnant woman and an unborn child die in a shooting in Philadelphia

A pregnant woman and an unborn child die in a shooting in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a pregnant woman unloading gifts from her own baby shower in northeast Philadelphia was confronted by someone who shot and killed her and her unborn child.

Police said the 32-year-old woman, who was seven months pregnant, was hit in the head and stomach Saturday night in the Lawncrest neighborhood.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly thereafter and her unborn son was pronounced dead Sunday morning. WPVI-TV reports that Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter called the shooting “cowardly” and said it appeared the victim was the target.

Mayor Jim Kenney called it “deeply disturbing and heartbreaking” and said the city is offering a $ 50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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