Gunman who killed young mother in Philadelphia home sought

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police are trying to find out who shot and killed a woman while her 2-year-old daughter was nearby in their northeastern Pennsylvania row home.

Authorities said 22-year-old Stephanie Dzikowski was found dead after a gunshot was reported in the Port Richmond residence at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials said her 2-year-old daughter was found sitting on the bed near her mother’s body. The child was unharmed.

Police said the victim’s boyfriend and father weren’t home at the time. They are searching for a man wearing a hooded sweat shirt who was seen fleeing from the home.

About 100 people gathered on the block for a vigil Friday night to remember Dzikowski and call for an end to violence. Many left candles, notes, pictures and stuffed animals in her memory.

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