Pregnant woman shot in W. Philly

A pregnant woman was shot and critically wounded in West Philadelphia earlier tonight.

The woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two men at 55th and Christian streets shortly before 10 p.m., said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.

Walker said the woman was wounded once in the chest. She was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police were unsure how far along the woman’s pregnancy is.

It appeared neither of the gunmen were wounded, Walker said. Investigators didn’t know what prompted the exchange of gunfire.

There were no descriptions of the shooters. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood last night to interview potential witnesses, Walker said.

Tipsters can contact Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183 or-3184.

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