A woman who was 7 months pregnant died after being shot multiple times while returning home from her baby shower in Philadelphia

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  • A pregnant woman was fatally shot outside her Philadelphia home after her baby shower on Saturday.
  • Police said the unidentified woman was struck in the head and stomach, local news reported.
  • The woman and her unborn baby did not survive. 

A 32-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant was fatally shot while bringing gifts into her home after her baby shower. 

The incident happened shortly after 8:30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, CBSPhilly reported.

When responding officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the unidentified woman was shot in the head and stomach, according to the report. 

Police said the woman was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead and her unborn baby did not survive, WPVI reported.

Philadelphia Police deputy commissioner, Christine Coulter, said “the person that did this couldn’t be more cowardly,” according to the outlet.

Authorities are investigating and looking for the suspects involved, according to ABC News

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting is “deeply upsetting” and “heartbreaking.”

“The City is offering a $US50,000 ($AU69,081) reward for information that leads to an arrest,” Kenney said.

Police believe the shooting may have been targeted, as ABC News reported, and it happened amid a harrowing increase in homicides in the city compared to last year. 

“It’s a lot of woman and children and women the ones that are being shot and killed,” Coulter told CBSPhilly.