Woman Shot, Killed in Late-Night Northern Liberties Robbery

Death came after struggle over a purse.

Bad news overnight:


The Inky's Mike Newall reported on the crime for Philly.com:

A 26-year-old woman was shot and killed for her purse Sunday night during a robbery in Northern Liberties, police said.

Around 10:25 p.m., the woman was visiting her boyfriend and walking along Front Street, near Poplar, when she was approached by two men in a dark car, possibly a Chevy Impala, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

One of the men, who was wearing all dark clothing, then shot her in the chest while taking her purse, Small said. The woman and her mother were walking from the El when they were attacked.

The woman was taken to Hahnemann Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. Police have not identified the victim.

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  • One who cares

    This is the kind of thing that can continue happening when young women and men who are not ready or who are unfit to bring children into the world and care for them.
    Are those who so strongly oppose abortion willing to step up to the plate and care for these children after they are born, or is it better to just allow this cycle of poverty and fatherless homes to continue?

    • Concerned Reader

      What the hell are you talking about? You’re insane

      • One who cares

        To concerned Reader. If you don’t know “what the hell I’m talking about”, then you are part of the problem. Perhaps you will understand it better if you read another reader’s thoughts below
        (i.e. vceross)

    • vceross

      You are not exactly doing a service here to the pro-choice movement if that was your intention. I agree that people who are against abortion often do not take into account the desperate circumstances into which many of our citizens are now born, and are unwilling not only to allow for abortions but to provide a decent quality of life (more important) to all who are born in our fat rich nation (well, at least the 1% are fat and rich; the rest of us are fat and growing poorer by the day).

      However, you can’t claim a direct correlation between someone getting robbed and killed, and abortion. I suppose the reductio ad absurdum argument would be that if we were all aborted, there would be no more crimes. That said, it is true that there is a correlation between crime and poverty: so let’s all agree to wipe out poverty, and then return to arguing about abortion after we take care of the basics.

    • guest

      actually feel dumber after reading these comments. One who cares how
      many children have you adopted in your life. There are many many
      unwanted children born into this world just wondering. Or do you only care about the unborn?

  • Peter McSwade

    Had to be a Norf Philly Mooncricket

    • http://www.melissadunphy.com Mormolyke

      According to the Daily Mail, the man was white. According to your comment, Peter McSwade, you are a disgusting racist idiot.

      • cichowsky

        Earlier today the news reported the perpetrator was white. It must have been erroneous reporting because if in fact the perp was white, Ithink we would have heard it 1000 times .

      • Peter McSwade

        Lookie here SKIP, you’re reading to much Shakespe. Get to steppin’ back to your ivy league dorm. And remember, you can be anything you want… as long as someone else believes you.

  • nepaconservative

    Too bad she wasn’t packing some heat. Lock and load people!!!