PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (DOWNTOWN/OLD CITY)
Philadelphia Police say a woman was beaten to death in Old city on Wednesday afternoon. A report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS, said the incident happened around 2:14 p.m. on the 300 block of Chestnut Street.
Police said the assault turned murder, happened inside of an office building on the block, after an alleged argument between a man and a woman. According to the police report, a male suspect attacked a 31-year old woman with a pipe. The woman was rushed to the hospital. She died from her injuries shortly after arrival. Police don’t have an official motive as of this reporting, but Action News said they spoke with “sources” who told them, “they believe the dispute was over rent.”
The woman’s identity remains unknown to the public at this time. The male suspect is currently in police custody.