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Woman Shot in Head Near Fairmount Park

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    Woman Walking Dog Shot in Philly

    A woman was shot twice Saturday night while walking her dog in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section. NBC10's Christine Maddela has the story (Published Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014)

    UPDATE: The victim died from her injuries early Sunday morning. New details here.


    Police rushed a woman to the hospital after she was shot in the forehead and the leg while walking her dog near Philadelphia's Fairmount Park Saturday night.

    The gunman shot the 42-year-old victim around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Morse and North 33rd streets in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city, authorities said.

    The woman's daughter found her mother, who had been heading to a corner store when the shooting occurred, according to investigators.

    Officers transported the woman to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she is listed in extremely critical condition.

    Police said they have not made any arrests and are unsure of a motive. 

    The suspect was wearing a hoodie and ran from the scene, according to investigators, who added they are searching for a heavyset man with a gray beard.

    Stay with NBC10 for more on this developing story.