9th grader gunned down in Chester County Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot

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

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (YC) – Police in Chester County are investigating a shooting that left a 15-year-old in critical condition Wednesday night.

The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday night in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot on the 200 block of Nutt Street in Phoenixville, Chester County.

Bystanders told YC that young kids frequent the parking lot as a ‘hangout’ spot.

Phoenixville Area School District Superintendent Alan D. Fegley, Ed.D. issued the following statement Wednesday night:

Good evening,

We are sad to report that this evening a Phoenixville Area School District 9th grade student was shot near the Dunkin’ Donuts in Phoenixville. While we do not know details, we have heard that the student was taken to Phoenixville Hospital and is in serious condition. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and all of the student’s friends. Phoenixville Area High School will be open tomorrow, Thursday, December 28, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM as a place for students and staff to come together.

No additional information is immediately available.

This is a developing story.