Pregnant Woman, Jessica Covington and Infant Murdered at Lawncrest, PHL Shooting

Jessica Covington – Death – PHILADELPHIA– Jessica Covington, 32-year-old, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who was Seven-month pregnant died tragically after being shot multiple times by an unidentified person on Saturday, November 20, 2021, in Philadelphia’s Lawncrest section. she was shot around 8:30 pm on the 6100 block of Palmetto Street, authorities said. According to the Police, she was shot in the head and stomach outside of her home while she was unloading gifts from her own baby shower. Jessica Covington and her unborn child were both pronounced dead a short time later at Einstein Medical Center. Investigators believe she was targeted. at the scene of the incident, Roughly 11 shell casings were found.

Police arrived at the shooting scene on Saturday night, November 20, 2021, and discovered Jessica suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, she was rushed to Einstein Medical Center but passed after later due to the severe wounds sustained from the gunshot. Denise Wilson who lives near the shooting scene said “I’m paranoid because you don’t know what’s going to happen next. The violence has just been getting worse and worse and it just seems like nothing is being done and I just want it to stop,” “She was a nice person up and down the street. It’s just sad,” said neighbor Tom Mcdonald who knew the victim.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said Sunday night that “Last night’s murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby is absolutely heartbreaking,” “While this attack appears to have been targeted, we will not rest until this obviously dangerous individual is in custody.” Mayor Jim Kenney. also added that “This news is deeply upsetting and heartbreaking. My heart goes out to the victim’s loved ones during this painful time.” The city of Philadelphia is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Police are still searching for the gunman who killed Covington. Authorities say there were no weapons recovered from the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.

Jessica Covington’s obituary will be organized by the family.

Photo Credit (PC) goes to Nedra LaShawn Moore

 

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