Police: Pregnant woman shot, killed in North Philadelphia

Antionette Lee
February 21, 2020 - 8:28 pm
Police in North Philadelphia.

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UPDATED: 10 p.m. 

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say a pregnant woman was shot to death on a North Philadelphia street Friday night.

The victim is said to be in her 30s. Authorities say she was shot in the chest around North Ninth and West York streets just before 6 p.m. 

A man was critically wounded and managed to drive the pregnant woman to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. He is currently in extremely critical condition.

Doctors performed an emergency C-section but were unable to save the baby's life. 

Investigators say there are no arrests at this time but they have recovered a gun. 

This shooting comes just a few days after a 19-year-old woman was fatally shot about a mile away in front of a Catholic school near 10th and Thompson streets in North Philadelphia. 

A group of activists from the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN) were at the scene and the hospital to offer support. 

"If we don't get a wrap on itall agencies from law enforcement to our office, to any other organizations that actually have boots on the groundwe all have to work together in order to prevent the next mother and child from being murdered," said Carl Washington of PAAN