PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A pregnant woman was shot and killed after returning to her home from her own baby shower Saturday night. The gunfire started just after 8:30 p.m. in the 6100 block of Palmetto Street.
Philadelphia police said officers found a woman, 32, who was 7 months pregnant, shot in the head and stomach. Sources identified the victim to CBS3 as Jessica Covington of Palmetto Street. The sources said authorities are describing the shooting as “domestic” in nature.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Gun Violence Epidemic Continues To Have Devastating Impact On City's Youth
Emergency personnel took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. The unborn child was pronounced dead shortly after.
“It’s a lot of woman and children and women the ones that’s being shot and killed,” Deputy Police Commissioner Christine Coulter told CBS3.READ MORE: Here Is Where The Pennsylvania Primary Race For The Senate Seat Stands
Coulter said the victim was carrying gifts in from her own baby shower when the shooting happened.
“There was an officer a couple blocks away who heard the shots. When they came here, they discovered her shot several times,” Coulter said.
On Sunday morning, Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted about the shooting and said the city is offering a $50,000 award for information that leads to an arrest.
This news is deeply upsetting and heartbreaking. My heart goes out to the victim’s loved ones during this painful time.
— Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@PhillyMayor) November 21, 2021
There have been no arrests in this incident.MORE NEWS: Recent Coastal Storm Uncovers Historic 'Ghost Tracks' On Higbee Beach In Cape May, And It's Not 1st Time
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