Chilling new surveillance video shows a young murder victim dying in her mother's arms after being shot in the Northern Liberties section of the city last Sunday, according to sources that have seen the video in its entirety.
Amber Long, 26, was walking with her mother, Stephanie, 50, along the 900 block of Front Street around 10:35 p.m. when they were approached by two men. One of the men grabbed Stephanie's purse, the second grabbed Amber's.
New surveillance video released on Thursday only shows part of the controntation, enough, police hope, for someone to recognize the suspects.
"If someone knows these individuals, the way they walk, their mannerisms, the clothes they had on that night, anything, call the homicide unit," begs Captain Clark two days after releasing two men falsely identified as the suspects. "Right now, we need a lead."
Those who have seen the entire video, say it depicts the whole confrontation -- from the moment the men approached the duo to Amber laying limp in her mother's arms.
"This is one of the saddest videos I've seen," said Clark.
The suspects took off on foot following the shooting, but hopped into a dark-colored sedan not long after.
Amber Long was a Philadelphia University grad who was working as an architect for U.S. Contruction Inc. in Center City at the time of her senseless death.
A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the suspects. The city is offering $20,000 with the remainder of the funds given by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Anyone with information should contact the Philadelphia Police.