Chester: 1 Street, 2 Shootings, 3 Victims

(PHOTO: YC.NEWS/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)
(PHOTO: YC.NEWS/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)

CHESTER CITY, Pa. (YC) — Chester City Police are investigating two separate shootings which sent three victims to the hospital Tuesday night.

It all started just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when police responded to the 1000 block of Baldwin St. for the report of a shooting victim.

Upon officers arrival they were informed that a vehicle possibly identified as a Ford was traveling on Johnson St towards Thomas Street, then began to travel on Thomas Street towards Baldwin Street.

While the vehicle was in the 1000 block of Thomas Street, the occupants began to shoot randomly in the area.

During the shooting, two people were struck by the gunfire.  One victim who was identified as 56-year-old John Henry was struck in both legs.

This victim was able to make it to a residence in the 1000 block of Baldwin Street where the police and paramedics were called.

Mr. Henry was transported by paramedics to Crozer Chester Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

He is listed in stable condition at this time.

Further information was received that there was another victim who walked in to Crozer.

Upon police arrival, it was discovered that another victim was struck by gunfire from this incident.

The victim, who is a juvenile, was transported to Crozer by an unknown person, in a privately owned vehicle.

This victim was struck numerous times in his upper body area.

He was treated by the on duty staff for his injuries, and is listed in serious condition.

Following that shooting, police responded to a second call just before midnight for a report of shots fired.

Police were dispatched to the area of Thomas & Johnson Streets.

Upon their arrival they observed a mini van fleeing from the scene.

This mini van was later stopped and was determined to be a friend of the victim, who was bringing him food that was ordered.

This vehicle was fleeing the area due to fear after being struck by gunfire.

The victim, who was identified as 31-year-old Jamir Carroll, stated that he was walking back in to his residence after paying for the food.

While walking back to his residence, he heard gun fire and was struck in the back of his leg.

The victim was able to get a ride to Crozer Chester Medical by a privately owned vehicle.

He was treated by the on duty staff and is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Benjamin Thomas (City of Chester Detective) at 610-447-8426 or by e-mail at bthomas306@chesterpolice.org.