A teen boy heading home from school died while two other teens were injured during a drive-by shooting in Chester, Pennsylvania Monday afternoon.
Police responded to the 1300 block of West 7th Street for a report of a shooting around 3 p.m. Monday. When they arrived they found Ronald Lundy lying face down on the walkway of a home. Police say he was suffering from two gunshot wounds in his torso.
The officers also heard an 18-year-old victim moaning and talking inside the house. Police say he was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper thigh. Finally, police found a 16-year-old boy in the back of the home who had been shot in the buttocks.
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All three victims were taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center. The 15-year-old boy died from his injuries while the other two victims are in stable condition. The teen’s death marks the 23rd homicide in the city of Chester this year.
Lundy and the other younger victim attended Chester High School and were walking home when shots rang out from a passing vehicle.
Lundy's family says he was a sophomore on the junior varsity basketball team and that he was not active in street crimes or violence. They don't believe he was the intended target of the shooting.
"We mourn the loss of one of our own Chester High School students and the injury of a second," Chester Upland School District Superintendent Dr. Juan Braughn said. "We grieve with their families and friends."
The district offered counseling and support to students and faculty, Braughn said.
If you have any information on the shooting, please call Detective Michael Canfield or Detective Timothy Deery at 610-891-8030.