Woman found shot to death in N. Philadelphia alleys

    PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a mother of nine was found shot to death in an alley in north Philadelphia.

    Police said the 46-year-old woman was found shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in the alley in the Nicetown section of the city.

    Investigators said she had been shot once in the back of the head. Medics pronounced her dead just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

    Relatives told WCAU-TV that the victim had lived in the neighborhood all of her life and was well-liked.

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