Who was Jessica Covington? Bio, Wiki, Age, Philadelphia Woman Shot Dead

Jessica Covington Bio/Wiki

As the city approaches a new high for killings in a year, police in Philadelphia are reportedly questioning a suspect in the deadly shooting of a pregnant lady named Jessica Covington and her unborn child.

According to authorities and reports, Jessica Covington, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was shot multiple times in the head and stomach while unloading gifts from her car after returning from her own baby shower on Saturday.

Age

She was 32 years old.

Philadelphia Pregnant Woman Shot Dead Full Details

Covington was seven months pregnant when she and her unborn child were killed Saturday in the 6100 block of Palmetto Street, according to family members. Her assailant is still on the loose.

According to NYpost, cops stated in a statement, that Covington and her unborn child were both pronounced dead at a local hospital later that night.

In a statement released this week, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said, “This heinous crime has sent shock waves throughout the country, and also highlights the intentional lack of regard that we are seeing for humanity,”

“And worse, all of this comes at a time when we are approaching another grim milestone. Soon, we will reach, and almost certainly surpass, 500 homicides in our beautiful city.”

Investigation

Philly is now offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to a conviction in the high-profile case, which was one of six homicides reported over the weekend, according to police.

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According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, authorities questioned a suspect Monday but did not pursue any charges.

According to the Inquirer, there was camera footage on the block during the shooting, but the streets were dark due to damaged street lamps.

Outlaw said, “This unconscionable loss of life is almost too much to bear,”

“On its own, 500 lives cut short is a staggering number. But whatever the final total, what this number can never truly show are the thousands of other lives impacted by sudden and tragic loss.” NYpost reported.

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