Friday, February 17, 2017

The tall task facing Chester police, officials

This pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the challenges facing police and officials in Chester as they try to quell the spike in violence that is plaguing the city.

Yesterday they spent the entire day meeting with law enforcement officials from across the region and state, along with citizens, in the hunt for solutions.

In the morning Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and his police brass sat down with county District Attorney Jack Whelan, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and others. Then at 7 p.m. they held a town hall meeting to get input and ideas from the community.

An hour or so after that meeting broke up, police were called to the 2100 block of Edgmont Avenue.

The reason? Shots fired. Police found several shell casings at the site. It is not yet clear if anyone was hit. The person who fired the shots was last seen fleeing the scene in a black SUV.

You can read our story on an eventful day in Chester here.

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