Four men were shot, one fatally, during two shootings Friday night in Chester, according to police.
Authorities did not announce any arrests or identify possible suspects. They also did not identify the man who died, saying they still needed to notify his family.
His killing was the 23rd homicide in Chester in 2020, police said. Last year, the city recorded 18 homicides.
Friday night’s violence began at 6:25 p.m., police said, when officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 2900 block of West Third Street and found a man lying on the sidewalk in nearby Mary Street with a gunshot wound to the face.
The man was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was declared dead, police said.
At the hospital, police discovered two other men receiving treatment for gunshot wounds — one with injuries to his torso, who was listed in fair condition, and another who was shot in his leg. That man was in good condition, police said.
Several hours later, around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to another shooting at 10th and Booth Streets, police said. They found an SUV parked nearby that appeared to have been struck by gunfire, as well as what they described as a “crime scene” at Ninth and Booth.
As officers were at the scene, police said, they were notified that a 21-year-old man had arrived at Crozer-Chester Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head. He was listed in fair condition, police said.