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Family Gunned Down in Their Bed

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    What possessed two gunmen to go after an entire Philadelphia family while they slept?

    The 19 year old woman gunned down as she slept with her boyfriend and children Monday morning, was 19 year old Samantha Houston.

    Philadelphia police put out a Wanted Flyer Tuesday afternoon for James Williford, one of the two suspects.


    What possessed two gunmen to go after an entire family while they slept Monday morning?

    Philadelphia police were not sure of the motive when they briefed the media just before noon, but they are sure of one thing: it was not a random shooting.

    They say the Mutter Street house in the Hunting Park section of the city was targeted.

    Two men kicked in the door of the home shortly after 5am. They went upstairs and opened fire on the entire family, who were sleeping in one bed.

    The 20 year old man was shot 7 times. He jumped out of his 2nd story window and called for help. He is in critical condition.

    The woman, 19, years old, was shot and killed in bed.

    Her 5-year old son was shot twice in the back. He was in critical condition at noon on Monday.

    The only family member not hit was a two year old.

    The two gunmen fled in a blue car.

    Philadelphia police said they expected to have more information for the public Monday afternoon.