Police are offering a $40,000 reward for information about the Frankford shooting that left a pregnant woman and her baby, delivered after the violent incident, dead.
Police said 25-year-old Megan Doto was sitting outside on the 1500 block of Adams Avenue, near Griscom Street, when she was struck in the face by a bullet that was intended for someone else at about 10:25 a.m. Sunday.
She was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she pronounced dead at 12:36 p.m.
The baby was delivered in an emergency C-section and was pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m., police said.
"It's very sad and very tragic that you have a young lady, 25 years old, in the prime of her life who is shot and killed. It's even more tragic that her baby was also killed," Homicide Capt. James Clark said. "This happened on a Sunday in broad daylight. We know that there were people that were out there. We need those people to give us a call."
The newborn was a girl, Clark said.
The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation. Clark called the neighborhood of the shooting a "drug area."
No arrests have been made.
The suspect was described as a man in black clothing who fired at white, four-door car near where Doto was sitting outdoors, watching a neighbor's child.
Neighbors told the Daily News that Doto frequently sat outside her home, reading, and was excited for her soon-to-be-born baby.
Doto planned to name the baby, which she believed would be a boy, Carmine Joseph, she wrote on Facebook, where she also posted photos of her pregnant belly.
Doto was due to give birth Oct. 15, she wrote on the site.
She had two other children, ages 6 and 4, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-3334.