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Manhunt for gunman who shot ex-college professor in head at point-blank range as she left mother’s home: Police

Police are searching for a suspect after a 51-year-old woman was reportedly shot dead on her mother’s front porch early Thursday.

WPVI reported that Robin McClendon was shot and killed at her mother’s home located on the 1300 block of North 59th Street. Police said they responded to the scene at 3 a.m. after ex-Drexel University professor was shot in the head at point-blank range as she left her mother’s home.

While details are scarce, law officials said they believe the shooter targeted the mother-of-two.

“It appears the shooter was firing shots from very close proximity to the victim,” Chief Inspector Scott Small the local station. “So we believe at this time that this victim may be the intended target, due to the fact they were shot so close and the ballistic evidence is so close to where the victim collapsed.”

“She was my youngest daughter and I loved her dearly,” the victim’s mother, Karleen McLendon, told KYW-TV. “I can’t say how much she’ll be missed.”

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding Robin McClendon’s shooting death is urged to call Philadelphia police at 215-686-TIPS.

[Featured image: WPVI video screenshot]