Pregnant Philadelphia Woman Shot Dead After Leaving Baby Shower

November 21, 2021

By: Mary Moore

Philadelphia police are looking for the suspect that shot and killed a 32-year-old woman and her unborn child to death as she was unloading gifts from her car after leaving her baby shower in the Lawncrest area around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, WPVI reports.

Police say that the woman was shot in the head and stomach in front of her home in the 6100 block of Palmetto. She was transported to the Einstein Medical Center where she and the baby were pronounced dead.

"I mean, the person that did this couldn't be more cowardly," said Christine Coulter, deputy commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

"The city is nearing 500 homicides. Children are getting shot, unborn children getting shot, what is the city doing about this?" Coulter asked. "The city as a whole is doing what we can. We can't stop people who are intent on shooting somebody. when I look at this situation, it looks like someone was targeting her and looking for her." 

The name of the victim was not released but police say that she was targeted. 

At least 11 shell casings were found in the scene but no gun.

A neighbor named Tom Mcdonald, told the news that she was "She was a nice person up and down the street. It's just sad”.

This is currently under investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is asked to notify police.