CHESTER, Pennsylvania — Authorities say gunfire has claimed two lives in a violence-plagued city near Philadelphia, including a drive-by shooting that left one teenager dead and several other people injured.
Police told WCAU-TV that a vehicle pulled up next to a group standing on a Chester street corner at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and several people inside fired more than 20 rounds.
A 17-year-old male shot in the head was pronounced dead Crozier Chester Medical Center.
An 18-year-old was listed in serious condition and a 16-year-old youth was in stable condition.
A 40-year-old man apparently hit by a stray bullet as he was walking to a nearby store was listed in critical but stable condition.
Chester Mayor John Linder said the violence in the city must stop and appealed for people to come to police with information about the shootings.
The Delaware County Daily Times says police are also investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
The county medical examiner's office said 40-year-old Robert Morris of Chester died of shotgun wounds to the neck and chest.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Chester detective or call an anonymous tip line.