Police ID pregnant woman killed in North Philadelphia shooting

A pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died following a shooting in North Philadelphia on Friday.

The shooting happened in the area of North 9th and West York streets around 6 p.m.

According to police, 39-year-old Ishan Charmidah Rahman was shot once in the chest. She was taken to Temple University Hospital by a 40-year-old man who suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulder.

Investigators said Rahman died at the hospital. An emergency C-section was performed, but doctors were unable to save the baby.

North 9th Street shooting

Family members identified the woman as 39-year-old Ishan Rahman.


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The man who drove the victims to the hospital remains in critical condition.

So far, no arrests have been made. Investigators said a weapon was recovered from the scene.

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