Pregnant woman killed after leaving baby shower – WRAL.com

— A pregnant woman in Philadelphia was gunned down and killed in front of her home after returning from her own baby shower.

Sources confirmed the victim was 32-year-old Jessica Covington, with detectives describing her attack as targeted and domestic in nature.

Police say the suspect or suspects fired at least 11 shots at Covington’s abdomen. She was 7 months pregnant.

Officials pronounced her and unborn child dead nearly 10 minutes apart.

The shots were fired around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. Police say Covington was unloading baby shower gifts from her car when it happened.

“She was on the sidewalk on the passenger side laying there, her door was wide open and someone just left her there to die,” a witness said.

As the investigation continues, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted that the news was upsetting and heartbreaking.

Police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Original News Source Link

Leave a Comment