Mother Killed in Port Richmond With 2-Year-Old Daughter in the House
22-year-old mother Stephanie Dzikowski was killed overnight in Port Richmond, police say. Her 2-year-old daughter was home but uninjured.
“Neighbors here in the 3000 block of Aramingo Avenue say they heard a single shot around 11 p.m., and found 22-year-old Stephanie Dzikowski shot dead in her upstairs bedroom,” KYW reports. “Her 2 year-old daughter was in the house but uninjured.”
Her father and boyfriend were not at home when the shooting occurred, authorities say. A man in a hooded sweatshirt was seen fleeing the scene and is being sought by police.
“This is a close-knit neighborhood. The neighbors are really puzzled as to who would want to harm this mother, young mother,” Philadelphia Police Captain Drew Techner told 6ABC.
The 2-year-old is reportedly staying with family.
Police ask anyone with information to contact them. The tip line number is 215.686.8477. Tips can also be texted to 773847 or submitted using this online form.
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