Woman gunned down blocks off Temple University’s campus

A 56-year-old woman was gunned down blocks away from Temple University’s North Philadelphia campus.

Police said Kim Jones, a program director for Turning Points for Children, was shot “execution style” once in the back of the head while walking toward a bus stop at 9:16 a.m. at 12th and Jefferson Streets, according to Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.

University officials said Jones was not affiliated with the university.

The shooter, described only as a heavyset black man dressed in black and carrying a duffle bag, was seen fleeing west on Jefferson Street.

Temple University sent out a university-wide alert shortly after the incident.

SEPTA Spokesman Andrew Busch said authorities are reviewing video caught by a security camera on a Route 23 bus that was traveling near the intersection at the time of the incident.

“For at least a little while afterward the bus was held as they investigated the crime scene,” Busch said. “Nobody involved in the incident was a passenger on the bus, we didn’t have any injuries, no shots hit the bus, but it does seem like it was in pretty close proximity to where everything happened.”

More from our Sister Sites