Two people are in the hospital after a drive-by shooting led to a crash in Chester, Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoon.
Mark Campbell told NBC10 he was driving his Kia Sportage with three passengers inside when he stopped at a red light next to a silver Nissan Sentra and a Chevy Trailblazer on 9th and Edwards streets at 1:38 p.m. As the three vehicles waited at the light, a fourth vehicle stopped behind them. An unidentified gunman inside then opened fire.
“As soon as we heard the, ‘Pop, pop, pop,’ everybody just put their heads down and just hoped that nothing came through the window,” Campbell said.
A bullet pierced the trunk of Campbell’s SUV and struck one of his passengers, a 40-year-old man.
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“One guy took a bullet to the bicep,” Campbell said. “It came right through the back of the car right there.”
Campbell said the driver of the Sentra, a 35-year-old man, tried to get away but was shot in the head, causing the victim to crash in front of a nearby home.
“It actually sounded like a bomb,” Nakia Alexander, a neighbor, told NBC10. “I think probably maybe 15 to 20 shots. I hurried up and ran downstairs and opened up the door. And there it was, the vehicle with the victim in it inside. Shot in the back of his head.”
Gunfire also struck the Chevy Trailblazer though the driver was not hurt.
Both Campbell’s passenger and the driver of the Sentra were taken to the hospital. Campbell's passenger is in good condition while the driver of the Sentra is in critical condition.
“I’m beyond angry,” Campbell said. “I’m not upset. What I am is absolutely disgusted.”
Campbell believes the gunman was targeting the driver of the Sentra.
“This is senseless,” Campbell said. “It makes no sense. Why does anybody have to have such a disregard for human life?”
No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of any suspects. Police are searching the area for surveillance video. If you have any information on the shooting, please call Chester City Police at 610-447-8431.