Woman, stepdaughter gunned down in pickup may be mistaken ID

Posted July 13

— Philadelphia police say a woman and her stepdaughter who were gunned down in a pickup truck had borrowed the vehicle and may have been victims of mistaken identity.

Police continued to look for a vehicle that drove past the pickup in the Fairhill section of the city from which shots were fired about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, killing 35-year-old Lylliana Mendoza and 19-year-old Aslemarie Torres. Before releasing Mendoza's name on Wednesday, police had incorrectly said the older victim was 28 years old.

Police say whoever shot the women fired at least 20 rounds, hitting both in the head and torso several times. Mendoza was in the driver's seat.

Police say the parked, running truck had dark tinted windows that might have made it difficult for the shooter or shooters to correctly identify their targets.


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