Philadelphia (WPHL)- Philadelphia Homicide Division is investigating a homicide in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday.

The incident happened at Cottman Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue intersection just after 2:00 am.

According to police, a 29-year-old woman was shot twice in the chest. Medics rushed the woman to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead by doctors at 2:25 am.

The family of the victim says her name is Latoya. A candle lighting will be held on Monday at 5:00 pm at 29th Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Family sent in this photo

Police say the victim has been identified as Latoya Maria McNear of the 4200 block of North 8th Street. Police say the motive of the shooting was an argument.

An arrest has been made, and a weapon was recovered, police say.

By: Doc Louallen/ PHL17 Digital Reporter
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