Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Chester: 2 shootings, 2 hours and 2 miles apart Friday


Chester, Pa. (YC) – Police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred in a span of two hours just within the radius of two miles Friday in Chester, Delaware County. 

At approximately 9:20pm police responded to gun fire on the 2000 block of Madison St. where neighbors crowded, forcing police to ask for assistance from additional townships. The victim was pronounced dead after being gunned down in his vehicle. 

Upon their arrival, officers found the 28-year-old victim slumped over unresponsive inside a parked gray Toyota.

The victim had been shot numerous times in the chest and stomach area, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are withholding the victim’s identity pending the notification of next of kin.

Just two hours later at 11:20pm, a second shooting rung out on the 1100 block of Smithers Street. The victim was rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center to undergo surgery after the wounds left him in critical condition. 

The victim, said to be in his 20s, sustained several gunshot wounds to his torso.

The shooter got away, and is still on the run.

Delaware County announced that the Pennsylvania State Police would render assistance to the undermanned Chester Police Department, however, according to neighbors – no State Police presence has been seen. “Ask anyone who lives in the city of Chester if they ever lost somebody in the city of Chester,” an elderly bystander known as Ben told YC at the first shooting Friday night. “They’re killing our kids, loved ones and friends. I’m glad so many police departments showed up to show those responsible that the city is tired of this gunplay.”

Anyone with any information concerning this incident, are urged to call Chester Police at 610-447-8420. The two incidents are not related. 

Over 8 shootings hit Philadelphia and Chester on Friday night. 

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