Friday, June 2, 2023
Friday, June 2, 2023

    3 gunned down following anti-gun rally Thursday in Chester

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    Police in Delaware County are investigating a shooting that left three people wounded Thursday night and a serious accident that followed just 40-minutes later.

    The gunfire comes right after hundreds marched Thursday night with the victim’s grieving parents and siblings throughout their East End neighborhood, two days after a young city woman was gunned down in front of her West 21st Street residence.

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    Just after 9 p.m. Thursday, Chester City Police responded to a shooting on the 1100 block of Pine Lane.

    A 43-year-old man, 26-year-old man and 51-year-old woman were wounded as a result to the gunfire.

    All of the victims were transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center by private auto.

    Police tell us the men were shot out back of a residence and the woman was struck by a stray bullet while inside the home.

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    All of the victims were treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and none of the injuries appear life threatening at this time.

    No additional information is immediately available.

    Just 40-minutes later, police responded to an accident on Route 291.

    According to Captain James Chubb of the City of Chester Police, a Lexus sedan travelling east on 291 went off the roadway near Concord Ave before flipping over several times and eventually coming to a stop in a rear yard on Penn St.

    The operator of the vehicle was ejected and was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment.

    The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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