Police: Woman found naked, shot dead in West Philadelphia

- Authorities say a naked woman found dead outside a church in West Philadelphia was shot in the head.

But it's not clear why or how the shooting occurred.

The woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was wearing only socks when she was found near St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church on the 4600 block of Springfield Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities went to the scene after 911 callers reported hearing gunshots. They say a gun was found near the woman's body, though it wasn't immediately clear if that weapon was used in the shooting. 

Her name has not been disclosed.

Police are treating the death as suspicious at this time and are awaiting autopsy results.

Authorities declined further comment on the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

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