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Woman, 62, fatally wounded in Chester shooting

Diana Davis was shot while she was inside a car and pronounced dead a short time later.

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A 62-year-old woman was fatally wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon in Chester, police said.

Shortly before 1 p.m., police responding to a report of a vehicle accident and shots fired found a gray Ford Fusion that had struck a pole in the 1400 block of West Ninth Street.

Diana Davis was inside the car and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to her side, police said. She was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later. It was the city’s 30th homicide of the year.

The car had been struck by bullets on the passenger door and the trunk area, police said.

A crime scene with numerous shell casings was located in the area of Ninth Street and Central Avenue. Another car at that location was struck by gunfire. Two females and a 1-year-old child were in the vehicle but were not injured, police said..

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation can contact Chester Detective Rhaheem Blanden at 610-447-8420 or, or Delaware County Detective Vincent Ficchi at 610-891-4681