Delaware County

Boy, 7, Shot in the Face, Killed on Chester Street

Sinsir Parker died after being shot on the 2600 block of Swarts Street in Chester shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday

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What to Know

  • Police in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, say a 7-year-old boy boy died after being shot in the face.
  • A statement from Chester police says officers found Sinsir Parker lying in the middle of Swarts Street Sunday night.
  • The circumstances of the shooting are unclear and further details haven't been released.

A 7-year-old boy died after being shot in the face on a Chester, Pennsylvania, street Sunday night.

Sinsir Parker was on the 2600 block of Swarts Street shortly after 9 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire, Chester police said while announcing the boy's death early Monday.

Officers found the 7-year-old lying in the middle of the street, investigators said. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene.

No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of any suspects.

Police asked anyone with information to contact contact Chester Detective Victor Heness at 610-447-8429 or, or Delaware County Detective Daniel McFarland at 610-891-4716.

Parker's death was the 14th homicide so far this year in Chester.

The shooting came on the same night that two men were shot in the 5th and Lloyd streets in Chester. Both men shot during that shooting around 7:15 a.m. survived, police said.

Chester is the largest city in Delaware County, not far from the Delaware state line and just across the Delaware River from New Jersey.

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