Police on Thursday released surveillance video of the events Sunday night leading up to the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Amber Long.
Long was walking with her mother on the 900 block of North Front Street in Northern Liberties when, shortly after 10:30 p.m., two unknown men approached and tried to grab both women’s purses. One of the men fired a shot, striking Amber in the chest. She died at Hahnemann University Hospital.
The suspects were last seen fleeing north on Front Street in a newer model, possibly four-door Chevrolet Impala. That vehicle was caught on camera and released to the public, along with portions of the purse-snatching.
Authorities are offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Long's killers. As with all homicides, the city of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 reward, while the Fraternal Order of Police has contributed $10,000.