Woman dies after being shot in the head in West Philadelphia, police say

Police are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia that left a woman dead on Thursday morning, according to police. 

Authorities say police responded to the 700 block of South 60th Street at 1:18 a.m. 

According to officials, a woman, later identified as Lenora Hulett, was found lying on the steps of a friend's home, bleeding heavily from her head. 


Chief Inspector Scott Small says the woman underwent surgery at Presbyterian Hospital but later died at 1:06 p.m.

Investigators believe the woman was shot by someone across the street as she was walking up the stairs, but are unsure if she was targeted, police say. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.