Skip to content
Crime & Justice
Link copied to clipboard

Pregnant woman shot in back

A pregnant woman and a man were hospitalized after a shooting at a house on 60th Street near Lansdowne Avenue, Overbrook, about 9:15 Tuesday night.

Police Lt. John Walker said the woman, 20, is seven months pregnant and was undergoing surgery at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania about 10:30 p.m. She was shot once in the back and leg, and was in critical condition, Walker said.

The 20-year-old man was shot once in the leg and back and was found on Lansdowne Avenue. He was listed in stable condition at the hospital.

Walker said that at about 9:15 p.m. the victims were sitting on the porch of a house when two men approached them and opened fire. Walker said the two shooters then ran away.

There were no arrests made and police were unsure of the circumstances that led to the shooting.
Police said there were seven people inside the house when the shots were fired, but no one saw the suspects.

Officials said the victims were from the area, but did not live in the house where they were shot at, and were not related to the people who live there.

Alinda Williams, who lives across 60th Street from where the shooting happened, said she heard the shots while she was in the shower.

"I really get sad when the children get hurt," she said, wearing her bathrobe and looking across the dark street toward the house where the two were shot. "It seems a little hopeless right now," she added.