Police are investigating a shooting that left two teenagers dead and two others wounded in Chester.
The gunfire erupted about 2 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of Broomall Street, police said.
Arriving officers found two wounded juveniles on the ground, both shot multiple times.
Edward Harmon Jr., 15, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second youth was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center in serious condition, police said.
One street over, on the 1200 block of Mary Street, police found Tayvonne Avery, 15, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, officials said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
In the meantime, a fourth teenager walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to his torso. Police said he was in good condition.
The youths were reportedly playing basketball when the shooting occurred.
Harmon was a sophomore member of the Chester High School basketball team.
Chester coach Keith Taylor said Wednesday afternoon that despite the death, the Clippers would play Simon Gratz in a PIAA Class 6A second-round game, set to tip off at 7:30 p.m. at Cardinal O’Hara High.
“The game will go on,” Taylor said in a brief telephone conversation.
Investigators have not disclosed if they have established a possible motive in the shooting.
The deaths bring to 11 the number of homicides in Chester this year.
Anyone with information was asked to call Chester Police Detective Benjamin Thomas at 610-447-8426.