The man who shot and killed a North Philadelphia lesbian in broad daylight last week remains on the loose.

Kim Jones, 56, was shot in the head while waiting for a SEPTA bus at 12th and Jefferson streets, near Temple University, Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

“There are no updates on this case,” said police spokesperson Officer Jillian Russell.

Russell added that “no motive has been ruled out yet” in regard to the possibility that Jones was targeted for being a lesbian.

Investigators last Friday released video surveillance of the gunman, who they say waited for Jones near the bus stop for about an hour. After the shooting, he walked to the Broad Street Subway.

He is described as a 6-foot black man with a stocky build, wearing a black two-tone jacket with a dark hood, black pants, a dark bomber/aviator-style hat with flaps and light-colored fur lining, dark gloves, black sneakers with a white stripe around the sole, white or silver “Beats”-type headphones and a dark, two-tone duffle/gym bag.

Jones married her partner a few weeks prior to her death. She had been divorced from her ex-husband for over 25 years and had two adult sons.

Jones was waiting for the bus to her Center City job at Turning Points for Children, a social-service program where she had worked as a program director for seven years.

The city is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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