Chester City Police 2 shootings Monday; 3 victims

Chester City Police on scene of a shooting outside of a food market on 11th & Upland Street. (YC.NEWS PHOTO/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)
Chester City Police on scene of a shooting outside of a food market on 11th & Upland Street. (YC.NEWS PHOTO/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)

CHESTER CITY, Pa. (YC) — A bloody week in Chester City with at least one shooting per day in the last seven days, three of them double shootings.

The violence unfolded again Monday, in the early early afternoon when City Chester Police responded to the 1000 block of West 8th Street, for reports of shots fired in the area.

The call came in just after 4 p.m.

Upon their arrival, officers were flagged down by two persons who were in the area.

These persons stated that their vehicles had been struck by gun fire.

While on location, officers received   information that there was a walk-in gunshot victim that just arrived at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

Upon police arrival to CCMC, officers discovered the victim, who was a 17-year-old struck in the knee.

The victim stated that he doe not remember anything, except that he was in the area of 8th & Pusey streets when he got shot.

The victim is listed in good condition.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Brian Pot at 610-447-8431 or bpot302@chesterpolice.org.

Just 45-minutes later, they received a second call for the report of a shooting victim at 4:50 p.m.

This call came in from a good market on the 1000 block of Upland Street.

Upon their arrival, officers discovered two victims in the area.

Paramedics from Crozer Chester Medical Center arrived on location and began treating the victims.

Both victims were transported to CCMC to receive further treatment.

One identified as 20-year-old Jay Lathem was struck in the buttocks.

The second victim, identified as 32-year-old Hector Colon was struck twice in his arm.

Both victims are listed in good condition.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Benjamin Thomas at 610-447-8426 or bthomas306@chesterpolice.org.