Another fatal shooting in Chester

It couldn’t last forever.

The sound of gunfire once again resounded overnight in the city of Chester.

With deadly results.

Police say a robbery went bad at the Sunoco A Plus Mini Mart at Ninth and Kerlin streets. It ended with a man shot. He died on the way to Crozer Chester Medical Center.

It almost assuredly will be ruled a homicide. Before he lapsed into unconsciousness the victim was able to give police a pretty good description of his attacker. The station also had surveillance video. Police are seeking the shooter.

This will bring the county murder total for 2011 to 28, 18 of them in Chester.

We have a reporter at the scene. We’ll bring you more details as they develop.

If you know anything about the victim, feel free to share it with reporter Cindy Scharr at


CharlieSix said…
A sad situation for the family of the victim. And a sad situation for the near-term future of the City of Chester. It was back in the mid-1960s that the Greater Chester Movement was formed by civic leaders. Almost 50 years later, every attempt over the years until one in the late-1990s to make "Chester, A Great City Again" has failed due to incidents such as this.