Woman, 83, Dies of Shooting Inside East Germantown House

An 83-year-old woman died after being shot in the chest inside a Philadelphia home Thursday afternoon, police said.

Officers were called to the house, on Cosgrove Street near Ross in East Germantown, just before 1 p.m., police said. Inside, they found the woman suffering from two gunshot wounds to her chest, according to preliminary police information.

Medics took the woman to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where doctors pronounced her dead at 1:22 p.m.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known, but police said they found a gun inside the house where she was shot.

The investigation continued into Thursday evening.

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