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USA: Pregnant woman shot dead after celebrating prenatal party

A pregnant woman was murdered last Saturday in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) after celebrating her ‘baby shower’, they report local media.

Jessica Covington, a 32-year-old woman who was 7 months pregnant, was shot after 20:30 (local time), being hit several times in the head and stomach by gunshots. According to the local police deputy commissioner, Christine Coulter, the woman had just left her prenatal party and I was unloading the gifts from his vehicle when the shots rang out.

Covington was taken to the hospital, where both she and her unborn child were pronounced dead shortly after 9:00 p.m.

On Sunday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney posted a Tweet about the shooting and wrote that the city offers a $ 50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit.

According The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Police questioned a suspect in the murder on Monday, but investigators say they are still collecting evidence and no charges have been filed.

For his part, Larry Krasner, the district attorney, said it is “very likely” that whoever is charged in connection with the murder will face two counts of murder, one for the mother and the other for her son.

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