This past weekend there were at least a dozen mass shootings that took place around the country. Philadelphia was hit especially hard. One incident in particular claimed the lives of three people and wounded 11.
Two men reportedly engaged in a physical altercation, and it turned into a shooting that killed a 34-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman, and a 22-year-old man. The incident took place late Saturday night around midnight. There was another shooting that night in Philadelphia, though, and it happened around 1 a.m. in the Port Richmond neighborhood. The victim was a woman in her early 20s—and she was pregnant.
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Right after the shooting took place, officers found a young women who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. She was rushed to the hospital and declared dead at 1:56 a.m. However, her infant was still alive, so the doctors delivered the baby, who is now in stable condition at Temple University Hospital. Police have yet to announce how far along the woman was in her pregnancy when she was killed.
No arrests were made from this shooting and the suspects are still on the loose. Detectives believe the suspect was last seen driving a dark-colored black or blue Chevrolet Camaro or Dodge Charger heading toward Aramingo Avenue.
Sadly, this violence was not an anomaly this weekend. There were a dozen mass shootings across the country, that took the lives of many people, including a 14-year-old girl in Phoenix, AZ. It's devastating to think about the families that are severely impacted by inner city violence, and even more disheartening to think that this baby in Philadelphia will have to be raised without ever knowing his or her mother.