Cops: Mother dead, child wounded in Southwest Philadelphia shooting

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Children watch investigators on the 7300 block of Theodore Street, in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 25, after a woman was shot to death and her 5-year-old daughter received a graze wound to the head. (For the Daily News/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

A 31-year-old woman is dead and her 5-year-old daughter is recovering from a graze wound to the back of her head after a double shooting in Southwest Philadelphia, police said.

Shots were fired around 4:11 p.m. on Theodore Street near Island Avenue, wounding the woman once in her chest.

The mother was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m., police said. The girl was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was listed in stable condition as of 5:15 p.m.

Cops are unsure of what led to the shooting, and a description of the suspect was not immediately available.

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