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.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s