Caution tape

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PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a woman was shot and killed when she answered the door of her Philadelphia home.

But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting, which occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Police responding to reports of shots fired found the 22-year-old lying on the living room floor by the front door. They say she was shot at least once in the chest by a man who fled the scene on foot.

The woman was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

Authorities say the woman's 4-year-old son and other family members were also inside the home at the time of the shooting, but they were not injured.

The shooter remained at large Friday.

The Associated Press

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