Vigil held for pregnant mother of 5 killed in McKeesport

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MCKEESPORT, Pa. —

On Tuesday night, a vigil was held for a 25-year-old mother who was shot and killed in McKeesport because she was walking with the wrong person, police said.

Mother of five Susan Sidney was shot to death on McCleary Street Monday night.

According to investigators, Sidney was walking with a man who they believe was the intended target. Police said that man ran from the scene and has not been located.

“We miss her so much.  She was my everything.  We were engaged and were about to have a baby,” Sidney’s fiancé, Richard Campbell, told reporter Pamela Osborne.

Dozens of people shivered in the freezing temperatures to honor Sidney.

“She gave you that spark when you were down.  That’s what made my daughter special,” said Sidney’s father, Kirk Sidney. 

A neighbor said she heard the sound of gunfire and looked out her window to see the woman lying on the ground.

“I looked out. No one was around her. I said, ‘Is that a body?’ I hurried and called 911,” Sandra Grist said.

Sidney was transported to UPMC McKeesport Hospital, where she died. Police said the young mother lived just blocks away in Crawford Village.

“She was a nice woman. Any time I saw her, she was with her kids or going to work. Very pleasant young lady. I never saw her get into an argument or trouble with anybody,” one neighbor said.

Relatives told Osborne Tuesday night that police may have questioned a witness.