PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A woman is fighting for her life after she was shot in the face in Philadelphia’s Overbrook section, early Tuesday morning. It happened in front of Wilson Day Care Center at 67th Street and Lansdowne Avenue, just before 5:30 a.m. Police say the shooting was targeted and it was caught on security video.
Family identified the victim as 31-year-old Tiffany Gilliam, a mother of two young children.
Security video shows a man shooting woman in her face in #Philadelphia’s Overbrook section early Tuesday morning. We’re not showing the moment of impact, but the 31-year-old victim was able to get into a car and later walked inside a hospital https://t.co/priWpLY966 pic.twitter.com/wjKa454rvZ
— Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) December 10, 2019
The video shows Gilliam walking down the stairs outside of the day care center when she’s approached by a man.
The two are then seen talking when the suspect takes out a gun and fires it into her face at point-blank range. Gilliam was able to block her face with her cellphone, but she was struck in her cheek.
Video then shows her banging on the window of a car. Her cousin says the driver was waiting to take her to work at a nearby post office.
She then gets into the passenger seat and was rushed to Lankenau Medical Center, where she is in critical condition.
Gilliams’s family says the gunman is the woman’s ex-boyfriend.
“He had to have been watching her in order for him to know what time she leaves the house,” the cousin said.
She added Gilliam will have to undergo reconstructive surgery on her face.
There is no word on a motive or arrests.