- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman waiting for a bus near Temple University’s campus was fatally shot in the back of her head on Tuesday, and police said she was targeted and were asking the public for help finding her killer.

Kim Jones was shot around 9:15 a.m. about two blocks from Temple, in north Philadelphia, authorities said. Jones, 56, was on her way to work as a program director for Turning Points for Children’s Families and Schools Together, a child advocacy organization.

Jones’ purse, cellphone and jewelry weren’t taken, so police have ruled out robbery as a possible motive, Capt. James Clark said. Relatives were being interviewed to try to find out why someone might have wished her harm, he said.

“Someone knew her routine, knew she waited for the bus and waited for her,” Clark said. “For whatever reason, she was targeted.”

Clark urged anyone with information about Jones’ killing to call detectives and said they were seeking surveillance footage from bus, university and city cameras in the area.

The university sent out an alert to students and staff members describing Jones as a “non-Temple-related individual.” Police described the suspect as a heavyset black man wearing all black clothing and carrying a black duffel bag.

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