Sunday gunfire erupts in Chester City just blocks away from each other

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

CHESTER CITY, Pa. (YC) — Police in Delaware County are investigating a string of shootings that erupted Sunday evening in Chester City.

Two shootings, just a few blocks away and minutes apart sent two victims to the hospital. One victim, a teenage boy.

It all started Sunday just after 5:30 p.m. when calls for help came pouring into the Delaware County 911 Center.

Chester City Police quickly responded to the Sun Village section of the city for reports of shots fired.

When police arrived, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, a 14-year-old boy who is a city resident, appeared to have a graze wound to his right foot.

This was the result of a drive-by shooting, though there is no motive yet, it is believed the boy was not the intended target.

The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment.

As police were assessing the crime scene, several other calls for help poured into the Delaware County 911 Center reporting a man shot in the area of 3rd & Lamokin Streets.

Again, this appeared to be a drive-by shooting.

The caller stated that someone was shot and was being helped in to a vehicle.

A short time later, a victim walked in to Crozer Chester Medical Center.

Upon officers arrival to the hospital, they spoke to the victim, who was identified as Tyleel Scott-Harper.

The victim appeared to have a graze wound to his right arm.

Upon speaking to the victim, he stated that he just left the store located at 3rd & Lamokin Street, and began walking north towards Union Street.

He further stated that he observed a vehicle driving north on Lamokin Street, then heard shots being fired.

He was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center by a friend in a privately owned vehicle. 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