Police: Woman dies after being shot in the head inside North Philadelphia deli

Police are investigating after they say a 38-year-old woman was shot and killed inside a North Philadelphia deli Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a deli on the 2200 block of Ridge Avenue, where the victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say an unknown suspect fired a shot from the doorway of the corner store, striking the woman in the head. The victim was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Investigators do not believe the woman was the intended target.

Authorities have since identified the victim as April Coleman.

The gunman was described by authorities as a black man who was seen wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with plaid inner lining.

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The shooting was one of several homicides amid a rash of gunfire and stabbings around the city this past weekend that left a total of four people dead and 25 others injured.

No arrests have been made at this time in connection with the shootings.

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