Family devastated as police try to find person who gunned down a 14-year-old

Police have released more information following a shooting Chester that killed a 14-year-old and left two others injured Saturday night.

According to a press release, Chester officers responded to the area of 10th and Pine Streets for a shooting with two people down.

Officers discovered upon arrival that the victims were juveniles ages 14 and 16.

Both were taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, and the 14-year-old was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The 16-year-old is in critical condition.

A third victim from the shooting incident walked into the CCMC also seeking treatment from a bullet wound.

City and County Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting to determine and motive and possible suspects.

The city is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland issued a statement Sunday morning urging residents to come forward with any information.

“There is a young person who has lost their life to another senseless act of violence. On behalf of the City, I want to send my condolences and prayers to this young person’s family and to the families of the other two victims who were injured," Kirkland said.

“Violence will not be tolerated. Any life lost is one life too many. This City, the residents deserve to live in a safe community. I assure you that the Chester Police Department will work to bring the persons responsible for this crime to justice. As a community, we have to work together to make Chester safer. “

Contact Chester Detective Robert Whitaker at 610-447-8420 or County Detective Thomas Scarpato at (610)-891-4708 with tips. Anonymous  information is also being accepted on the Crime Hotline 610-447-3784. 

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