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‘Beloved by all’: Pa. mom shot dead while holding her baby is ID’d

A 7-month-old daughter will never know her mother. Such is the tragedy in western Pennsylvania, where the 26-year-old mother, identified as Nicole Dailey, was shot dead Sunday night while holding her baby on a Pittsburgh street.[1] According to[2], the little girl, named Nia, wasn’t injured.

The 7-month-old child was found next to the woman’s body and was unhurt at the scene of the shooting. A good Samaritan had found and picked up the child, reports, adding:

Police said Dailey was standing near her car when the shooting happened at North Charles and Strauss streets in Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Responding officers found Dailey lying in a grassy area near the intersection following the shooting at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Dailey was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds at a nearby hospital. The infant has been turned over to the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families. Meanwhile, the community is mourning Dailey’s loss:

“She just got along with people.

She was beloved by all.” Malcolm Minnekhekh Thomas, who taught Dailey at the former Oliver High School and worked alongside her in various community outreach groups, told The investigation continues. However, police have not identified any suspects in the shooting.

Investigators ask anyone with information to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7800.


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