Gunmen speed up to car before opening fire in Chester City

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

A man is in the hospital and the gunmen are on the loose following a bizarre incident in the City of Chester Wednesday night.

According to police, officers came upon a one vehicle accident in the area of route 291 & Flower Street just before 8 p.m.

The vehicle had 3 men in it, one suffering from a gunshot wound to the back.

Police learned that the victims were traveling east on Route 291.

When they were in the area of Highland Avenue, the suspects started in an unknown vehicle began to follow the victims at a high rate of speed.

When the gunmen caught up to the victims, they began firing.

As the front passengers attempted to take cover, the vehicle crashed in the area of Route 291 & Flower Street.

During the process, the rear passenger was shot in his upper back area.

The victim was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center where he was treated further for his injuries.