A Houston girl used to be shot and killed outdoors her residence throughoutNew Year’s Evecelebrations, in accordance with authorities.
Philippa Ashford, 61, used to be with her family as neighbors discharged fireworks when she “unexpectedly” known as out that she had been shot, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote on Twitter, describing the lethal shooting as most likely “celebratory gunfire.”
Ashford had long previous to the tip of her driveway in the darkish to poke looking the fireworks that were been plight off off on the cul-de-sac when she clutched her physique and acknowledged, “I maintain I have been shot” ahead of she collapsed, authorities urged ABC Houston plightKTRK.
She used to be pronounced slow on the scene, Gonzalez acknowledged.
The gunfire looks to rep advance from outdoors Ashford’s neighborhood, Gonzalez acknowledged.
There used to be no indication that anybody in the cul-de-sac discharged a firearm, KTRK reported. Ashford had worked for The Menninger Clinic, an habit treatment center in Houston, for bigger than 15 years.
She used to be the nurse manager for the entire psychiatric evaluation service and also served as an adjunct professor on the College of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, in accordance with heronline biography.