Shots Ring Out, Stray Bullet Hits Woman

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 5:08 AM EDT
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Shots Ring Out, Stray Bullet Hits Woman

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Authorities say shots fired on a street in a violence-plagued Delaware County city critically injured two people, including a woman hit by a stray bullet while sitting on the steps of her home.

Police told the Delaware County Daily Times that the gunfire erupted at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Chester.

Investigators said the woman was hit as well as a man in his early 20s believed to have been the intended target. Both were rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Police say it was the day's third shooting in the city. A man injured in a 3 a.m. Wednesday shooting nearby and another man hit by gunfire several hours later were both in stable condition.

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Investigators say they don't know whether any of the shootings are related.
 
Last year there were nearly 900 assaults and 23 homicides reported in Chester – it’s unknown how many involved guns. Less than half of those incidents were solved, according to state crime statistics.

 


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