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Police: Woman found dead in South Philadelphia apartment after barricade

Cops declared a barricade in South Philadelphia Sunday afternoon after they said a woman fired shots from an apartment balcony then hid inside the apartment.

Police: Woman found dead in South Philadelphia apartment after barricade

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This post has been updated.

Cops declared a barricade in South Philadelphia Sunday afternoon after they said a woman fired shots from an apartment balcony then hid inside the apartment.

Around 4:20 p.m., police were called to 12th and Shunk streets, where they say a woman was firing shots from the second-floor balcony. Cops said the woman fired two shots in the direction of police before going into the apartment and refusing to come out, prompting authorities to declare a barricade. No injuries to police were reported.

Shortly before 6 p.m., police entered the apartment and found the woman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, a department spokeswoman said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 6 p.m.

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