Shooters Kill Man and Injure Pregnant Woman in SW Philly

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A man was killed while a pregnant woman was hurt when people in a car began firing on them in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday night.

The 25-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were in a car along the 7700 block of Lindbergh Boulevard in the Eastwick neighborhood around 8:35 p.m. when bullets began to fly, Philadelphia police said.

The man then crashed into the Wendy's parking lot at Penrose Plaza and got out of his car to run away, police said. He collapsed nearby and then was shot several more times while on the ground.

The man was hit multiple times throughout his head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, police said.

The woman was shot once in the lower back, stayed at the Wendy's and called for help, investigators said. She was taken to the hospital by police where doctors stabilized her and her unborn child, investigators said. 

No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.

The incident was one of at least five shootings in Southwest and West Philadelphia over the weekend that left a total of three people dead and four hurt in a 24-hour period.

One incident, a double shooting at 55th and Walnut streets, occurred only two blocks away from where District Attorney Larry Krasner announced Monday the launch of a collaborative response to the gun violence in Southwest and West Philly.

As of Monday night, there were 450 homicides in Philadelphia, up 14% from the same time last year, which was one of the deadliest on record.

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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