2 deadly shootings in 2 days
City and county detectives are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting in the first block of East 21st Street that left one man dead. It's the second deadly shooting in the city in as many days.
The unidentified victim, a 23-year-old black male, was gunned down just before 5 p.m. moments after exiting a home on East 21st Street between Edgmont Avenue and Madison Street.
He died two hours later in the operating room at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, according to a nursing supervisor.
It was the second fatal shooting in as many days in Chester. Early Friday morning, 35-year-old Bryant Alexander Mayfield was killed in the 2700 block of Curran Street. The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office ruled it a homicide.
Several residents stood on their porches and watched police comb over the crime scene, which included pools of blood on the sidewalk at the mouth of an alleyway that runs between Edgmont and Madison.
“Same old, same old,” one officer said while walking back to his vehicle. “Nobody saw anything and nobody’s talking.”
Police said the man had just exited a friend’s house when he was shot in the torso, left leg and buttock. No one else was injured.
The victim was driven to the hospital in a maroon-colored Honda Accord, which was still parked outside the emergency room entrance with three of its doors opened more than an hour after the shooting.
There was blood visible on the back seat and on a blanket laying on the concrete beside the passenger side rear door.