Police yesterday identified the mother who was shot to death inside her Bartram Village apartment in Southwest Philadelphia on Saturday as Ruth Hayes.

The 27-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after she was shot with a semiautomatic handgun about 11 a.m. in her third-floor apartment in the 2700 block of South 56th Street, police said.

Hayes lived there with a young son, according to police. There are no suspects, and the investigation is continuing. - Jan Hefler