Surveillance video captured a gun battle between two men Friday morning near Chester High School, near the site where less than a day earlier, two students were shot just after classes were dismissed.

The shootout happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the area of 10th and Parker Streets, a block from Columbus Elementary School and two blocks from the high school.

The video shows a man in a light blue outfit with a handgun already drawn going after another man in a dark hooded top with white arm stripes and dark pants, who responds by pulling a gun from his waistband. The two men circle a light-colored GMC as they fire shots at each other, striking the SUV’s front windshield several times.

A man in a car parked in front of the GMC can be seen fleeing for safety, while two people across the street duck for cover behind a vehicle.

The man in the light-blue outfit finally runs away, knocking over a newspaper honor box. The other man eventually runs off in the opposite direction.

It was unclear if either man was wounded.

The Chester Police Department released the video and asked for the public’s help in identifying the man in the dark outfit. Police identified the other man as Haneef Payne and said a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Haneef Payne was being sought by police for a shootout Friday morning that occurred near Chester High School in Delaware County.
Chester Police Department
Haneef Payne was being sought by police for a shootout Friday morning that occurred near Chester High School in Delaware County.

Around 3 p.m., Chester police were on patrol in the area for school dismissal when they heard gunshots nearby.

In the 300 block of West Eighth Street, the officers found that two boys, ages 15 and 17, had been shot, police said. The younger victim was shot in the lower torso, right arm, and left leg. The older boy was shot in the left foot. They were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where the younger boy was listed in critical condition. The second victim was reported in good condition.

Both victims are students at Chester High, located at Ninth and Barclay Streets, police said.

A third person at the shooting scene suffered an anxiety attack and was treated at the scene by paramedics, police said.

Anyone with information on either case can contact Detective Victor Heness at 610-447-8429 or vheness245@chesterpolice.org.