Police in Chester City investigating a string of Easter Sunday shootings

Police in Chester City, Delaware County on the scene of a shooting on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police in Chester City, Delaware County on the scene of a shooting on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)

UPDATE: 7:35 p.m. EST

City of Chester Police Captain Chubb tells yc.news that police swarmed the area of 10th and Pine just before 12:45 p.m. in the City of Chester for reports of numerous shots fired in the area. They tell us Bevan Freeman, 33, was shot in the leg and James Lawler, 20, was shot in the foot during an apparent drive-by shooting.

Just an hour later, they received a second call for reports of gunfire erupting on the 2700 block of West 3rd Street. This time, the gunman struck Shamir Conkey, 31, in the torso area. He is currently listed in serious condition at this time.


Detectives from the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division and City of Chester Police are overwhelmed with shootings on Easter Sunday.

We have learned that at least one person is in the hospital after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the stomach … we also obtained photographs of a vehicle riddled by gunfire.

“We had a few shootings,” Captain James Chubb of the City of Chester Police Department told yc.news. No immediate follow-up information was immediately available as police are figuring out the madness.

If anyone has any information relating to this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Michael Canfield at 610-447-7813 or mcanfield268@chesterpolice.org.

Developing now…

Police in Chester City, Delaware County on the scene of a shooting on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police in Chester City, Delaware County on the scene of a shooting on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
This silver Chevrolet was riddled with gunfire at the intersection of 9th and Booth Street in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Notice the bullet hole on the rear passenger side of this silver Chevrolet that was riddled with gunfire at the intersection of 9th and Booth Street in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
This silver Chevrolet was riddled with gunfire at the intersection of 9th and Booth Street in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
This silver Chevrolet was riddled with gunfire at the intersection of 9th and Booth Street in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
This silver Chevrolet was riddled with gunfire at the intersection of 9th and Booth Street in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
This silver Chevrolet was riddled with gunfire at the intersection of 9th and Booth Street in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)
Police are now at the intersection of 3rd and Highland after gunfire erupted for the second time in the City of Chester, Delaware County on Easter Sunday. (© YC.NEWS EXCLUSIVE/ERIC NORTON)