WEST PHILADELPHIA - Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the face outside a West Philadelphia day care on Tuesday.
The shooting was captured on a security camera. The video shows 31-year-old Tiffany Gilliam leaving for her post office job just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when a man in a hooded sweatshirt approaches. The video shows the two talking when the man suddenly raises a gun to her face and fires.
"It’s a mother’s worst nightmare to get a phone call at work that her child has been shot by her grandchildren’s father," Gilliam's mother, Tracy Brown, told FOX 29.
Brown says her daughter’s attacker is the estranged father of two of her five children. Gilliam’s cousin says she named the father of the children as her shooter when she spoke with her immediately after the attack.
Family members identify the shooting victim as Tiffany Gilliam.
Gilliam was rushed to Lankenau Hospital in critical condition. She was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for surgery.
Brown says her daughter has been trying to free herself from what she describes as the violent father of her young grandchildren.
No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.
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