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2 Dead After Murder-Suicide in Target Parking Lot, Police Say

Investigators found both bodies in a car Sunday afternoon

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Authorities are investigating an alleged murder-suicide at a busy Philadelphia Target store parking lot in the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

According to Philadelphia police, a man appeared to have shot a woman in the head inside a Lexus before shooting himself at the Target located on the 4000 block of Monument Road.

Investigators found both bodies in the car parked toward the rear of the lot around 12:44 p.m. Sunday. The pair have not been identified.

A shoppers on a Target run called it "a tragedy."

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"It's just scary," another shopper said.

To date, at least 466 people have been killed in Philadelphia in 2021. It's a 10% increase over last year, which was one of the deadliest years on record.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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