Police say a 39-year-old southwest Philadelphia woman died Saturday after she was hit by a bullet meant for her son.
Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detectives division of Philadelphia police said a large group of girls got into a melee on Reinhard Street. The woman’s son, who is in his 20s, intervened and exchanged words with some other males.
The fight ended, but a gunman soon returned in a car and opened fire on a group sitting on the victim’s steps, hitting the woman, who was next to her son. Walker says the woman, whose name has not been released, died after the 11:50 a.m. gunfire.
Walker told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the whole affair should have ended with the fight “but someone went home and got a gun.”