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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are investigating the murder of a 51-year-old woman, who was gunned down on her mother’s front porch in Carroll Park.
“She was my youngest daughter and I loved her dearly,” said Karleen McLendon of her daughter Robin.
Investigators say someone fired multiple shots at point-blank range at the victim just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning on the 1300 block of North 59th Street in West Philadelphia.
Police say members of her family were inside the home, and detectives are interviewing them right now.
“I can’t say how much she’ll be missed,” her mother said.
McLendon describes her daughter as a hardworking person, passionate about music, but that she suffered from mental health issues.
“She’s been a generous, kind person,” she said.
Neighbor Derrick Speas says he was born and raised on this block and knows the family.
“It’s devastating and sad,” Speas said. “Walking into this, it’s just real, real heartbreaking and bad for the neighborhood.”
So far, no arrests have been made and police have no motive, but Captain John Ryan of the Homicide unit says investigators don’t believe this was a random attack.
“They weren’t targeting the house. They were targeting her,” Ryan said.
If you have any information, call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.