Child struck by stray bullet in Chester

- Authorities say an 11-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet that entered his home in the city of Chester, where two men were also killed by gunfire in separate shootings over the weekend. He is currently in critical but stable condition at CHOP.

Police said shots were fired outside the home just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
 
Pastor Calvin Williams was still tending to grieving loved ones at the scene of Chester's 20th murder of the year on Saturday when he got the message.
 
"I received a phone call about a young child being shot," he said.

The 11-year-old boy was struck in the chest by a stray bullet inside his home on Township Line Road shortly after his mother had called him in from playing with the other kids on the block.

FOX 29 reached out to the mayor and city hall. A spokesperson referred us simply to the same statement issued yesterday which reads in part quote: "On behalf of myself and Chester City Council, our thoughts and prayers are with this young person and their family. I encourage anyone who may have information about this event or any other shooting, to come forward...we ask the public to stand up. If you see something, say something." 

Pastor Williams says the community here is hurt and asking for help while political leaders have gone radio silent.

"They should have been there, Especially when it's a child shot. Everybody should show up no matter what you're doing. I'm quite sure you can put it on hold for a minute to help our people in our communities," he said.
 
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