Stray Bullet Kills 18-Year-Old Woman in West Philadelphia

A young woman died Saturday night when a stray bullet struck her as she sat on her front steps in West Philadelphia.

Police said 18-year-old Nadje Steedly was sitting outside a house on Salford Street near Callowhill about 11:30 p.m. when gunfire erupted nearby. The victim, who was not the intended target of the shooting, was hit in the chest by a stray bullet.

Steedly, who lived on nearby Ludlow Street, died a short time later.

Police have not made any arrests or said what motivated the shooting.

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