Lawncrest double shooting claims life of mother, injures 17-year-old son

Police say a 36-year-old person of interest, believed to be the woman's husband or boyfriend, was taken into custody.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating a double shooting in Lawncrest that claimed the life of a woman and injured her 17-year-old son.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday on the 900 block of Magee Avenue.

Officers were called to the home for the report of a disturbance.

When officers pulled up, they heard gunshots. Officers saw a man climbing out a broken first-floor window.

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When he saw police, he went back inside. The officers then heard more gunshots.

The officers initially called for a barricade, but then her 17-year-old son - who had been shot in his abdomen - came out with his hands up.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A 36-year-old man then came out of the home with his hands up and was taken to the homicide division as a person of interest.

The woman, identified as 35-year-old Tasena Jennings, was found on the kitchen floor. She had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a 36-year-old person of interest, believed to be the woman's husband or boyfriend, was taken into custody. In a morning update, they said no arrests have been made.

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