Just days after Darby Borough instated a curfew following a rash of violent crimes, two men are injured in a shooting Sunday evening in Darby Township, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
The shooting occurred at the Conway Park basketball courts on Hook Road in Darby Township around 5 p.m., police say.
Both victims were shot in the back and transported to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital where one of the men is in critical condition, according to the paper.
Police believe that there were at least two shooters and that they were watching the basketball game, not playing.
”Everybody was just playing basketball,” one witness tells the Delco Times. “Then they started arguing about who had more money. I saw their hands go here (toward their waists), and I got on the ground. Then they just started shooting and everybody ran toward the pond” about 50 yards down a gradual hill from the courts.”
According to witnesses, there were no children on the courts at the time of the shooting.
Like nearby Darby Borough, Darby Township has now instated an emergency curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Anyone found walking the streets after 9 p.m. will be fined $500, reports the Times.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Darby Township Police at 610-583-0909.