Man Shot Dead in Chester; Police Find Him Blocks Away on Widener's Campus

Police said the shooting itself happened several blocks away

Police vehicles surround a gate at Widener University.

A man was fatally shot in Chester Thursday afternoon, and police said they found him blocks away on the campus of Widener University.

Officers discovered the man, who was not a student, with various gunshot wounds at the intersection of 14th and Potter streets around 1:30 p.m., Chester City Police Department Capt. Matthew P. Goldschmidt said in an email to NBC10. However, he said the shooting itself happened on the 1100 block of Hyatt Street, several blocks away.

It was unclear how the man made his way to campus. After he was found, he was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Goldschmidt said.

A large police presence could be seen around a gate to the Delaware County school. Officers were also seen walking in nearby residential area with what appeared to be various evidence markers.

"Chester Police are investigating a criminal incident that occurred off our campus," university spokesperson Mary Allen said in an email. "Widener is asking the campus community to stay clear of the area around 14th and Providence so Chester Police can work."

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