Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The mean streets of Chester

They gathered yesterday afternoon and last night in an all-too familiar scene in Chester.

Family and friends came together to mourn the senseless death of 2-year-old Terrence “Pop” Webster. The tot was gunned down during an ambush as his father carried him into their Chester apartment early Sunday morning.

Both the father, Thomas Webster, and mother Tisheta Green, were hit by gunfire. Their wounds were not life-threatening. The same could not be said for little Terrence. A bullet struck him in the head. He died Monday at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Yesterday morning officials from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Marshals announced a $10,000 reward for information on Terrence’s killer.

It might take more than that to change the mean streets of Chester.

A few hours after a vigil was held in Terrence’s memory, gunfire again rang out in the city.

Police report a fatal shooting in the 2700 block of Lehman Street.

Something needs to change in this city. And soon. Too many people are dying.

1 Comments:

Blogger Dannytheman said...

No surprise why I won't go there.

It is a mix of street smarts and fear.

June 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM 

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