PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search is on for a gunman as a family mourns the death of a pregnant woman who was killed in a double shooting in North Philadelphia on Friday. Ishan Charmidah Rahman, 39, was looking forward to meeting her baby boy, but now her family is planning their funeral.
Rahman’s family wants her to be remembered as outgoing, fun, silly and quirky.
“It’s a tragedy,” one person said.
While with her fiancé in a minivan on the 800 block of Dauphin Street last Friday, gunshots were fired directly at them and Rahman was shot in the chest.
Her child’s father, who was also shot in the chest and left shoulder, drove them both to Temple University Hospital.
The 39-year-old passed away, and an emergency C-section could not save her baby boy.
“It really hurts me because Wednesday, a 19-year-old gets shot in the head. Two days later, a pregnant sister gets killed,” Stanley Crawford. “The baby didn’t even get a chance to come out of the womb before it was murdered.”
Rahman leaves behind five other children. The youngest is an 11-year-old with Down syndrome who still doesn’t know his mother was killed.
“We’re in a world where people will shoot a woman who is in her third trimester,” Rahman’s brother-in-law Ronald Waters said.
He was in a meeting about Philadelphia’s gun violence epidemic when he got the call that she was killed. He says this case highlights the need for getting more illegal weapons off the streets.
“Outrage for the community to demand that something like this cannot go unchecked,” Waters said.
The funeral will be held this Friday and the family says there are no fundraisers out there, so if you hear of one, it is fraudulent.
Meanwhile, there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for these murders.
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