PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 23-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being shot twice in the head, but police say she was not the target. Authorities are now seeking help from the public to locate the shooter, identified as her 24-year-old Keyshlyne Patterson.
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Patterson is wanted for attempted murder and other related crimes in the shooting of 23-year-old Jaden Gunter. The shooting occurred last Sunday around 9:30 a.m. in North He’s 2200 block on Darien Street.
Jaden Gunter, 23, is fighting to survive after being shot twice in the head. It happened Sunday morning on N Darien Street in North Philadelphia when she was picking up her bf. Jhayden graduated from West Chester U last year and started a new job two weeks ago, according to her mother. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/m1TlnRPb0S
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Police say Gunter, who is from Mount Airy, was picking up her boyfriend in North Philadelphia. He ran to a corner store to buy a drink, where he chatted with a woman he knew. A woman, whom police say was Patterson, allegedly threw him outside and the altercation ensued, with Patterson allegedly opening fire.
Jhayden was hit twice in the head, but fortunately police were nearby, heard gunshots and rushed Jhayden to the hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
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She has had two emergency surgeries, and her mother told Eyewitness News that the next seven to 10 days will be crucial to determining whether she will survive.
Jhayden graduated from West Chester University last year and just started a new job as a case manager helping families who were uprooted from their homes two weeks ago.
“Thank God they got my daughter to Temple Hospital ASAP. It probably saved her life,” said Heather Morris. I don’t know if I can get my daughter back, and I don’t know what she will look like if she does.”
Police say they have reviewed surveillance video and identified Patterson as a suspect with the help of SEPTA. She is considered armed and dangerous.
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Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact police at 911 or 215-686-TIPS.