Young woman slain at home in Southwest Philly

Posted: June 22, 2012

A 20-year-old woman died Wednesday night as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted at her home in Southwest Philadelphia.

At 7:34 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of South Frazier Street where they found Saleemah Friend in a front bedroom on the second floor.

She had been shot in the head, and was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m., police said.

No motive or suspect was known this morning.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335, or the Police Department's anonymous tip line: 215-686-8477 (215-686-TIPS).

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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