Two Men Shot Each Other to Death in Chester City, Police Say

They account for the 25th and 26th murders in the tiny city of roughly 35,000 people. A third man was shot in another shooting Thursday.

Chester Shooting 2 Men

Two men killed each other in a shootout Wednesday night in the troubled city of Chester, police said.

One victim, Robert Roberts, 47, died at the scene of the gunfire, which occurred about 7:15 p.m. at Ninth and Grace streets, police said.

The second victim, Kaneef Dennis, 23, died at Crozer Chester Medical Center a short time later after arriving at the hospital by private vehicle. Both men were shot numerous times.


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They are the 25th and 26th murders in the city of roughly 35,000. Police said a motive for the shootout remained unknown Thursday.

A third man, 26, was wounded in a separate shooting about 4 p.m. Thursday. The 26-year-old man was in critical condition at Crozer with numerous bullet wounds.

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