Vigil held for man killed in Upper Darby shooting

Upper  Darby, Pa. (WTXF) Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead on Atlantic Avenue in Upper Darby. The community came together to honor a life taken too soon.

They came Thursday night to light candles for 20-year-old Christopher Thomas who was gunned down as he sat on a front porch in the 7000 block of Atlantic Avenue with some friends Wednesday afternoon.

“There was a lot of love out here. That's all I can say. There's a lot of love. He gonna be very missed," the victim's friend told FOX 29.

Police say Christopher was killed when a gunman opened fire from a car as it approached the home where he was sitting. Friends and family members gathered at the park to remember Christopher. Many still stunned by the murder and questioning what was behind it.

Investigators say there were over a dozen shots fired and a number of witnesses to the murder. So far, police have gotten little or no help with their investigation. Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood says the neighborhood needs to pull together and the witnesses need to step up.

According to police, the suspected shooter and several others jumped in a car and fled the scene. Police were searching for surveillance video that could help in the investigation.
 

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