Mother shot 10 times

February 23, 2009 8:53:00 AM PST
Gunfire ripped through the night air in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia Saturday night. Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 1700 block of West Hunting Park Avenue near Clarissa Street.

The homicide happened just before 9:00 p.m. in a parking lot of a fast food restaurant.

Police sources have identified the victim as 29-year-old Larosa Gonzales of the 3400 block of N. 19th Street in Philadelphia.

Gonzales was shot ten times and the shooting was witnessed by her 4-year-old son.

Gonzales was taken to Temple University Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Her boyfriend, 30-year-old Willie Scott, has been formally charged with murder and related offences as of Sunday night.

He awaits formal arraignment.

Scott was picked up a short time after the shooting in the Sunoco gas station at Broad and Hunting Park Avenue.

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