CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Two men are dead after police say gunfire erupted at a gas station in Chester, Delaware County. This happened just after 4 a.m. Saturday at the Sunoco gas station at Kerlin Street and West 9th Street.
“Officers received a call for a large fight in the establishment and it spilled into the parking lot,” Chester Police Commissioner Otis Blair said. “One of the deceased discharged his weapon and dropped where he was standing and another was able to drive away and passed while he was driving.”
That Chevrolet Impala police say he was driving, lined with apparent bullet holes was found about a half-block away on 10th Street.
“It appears to be a beef between several individuals,” Blair added.
The nature of that argument is unknown at this time but Chester police tell Eyewitness News that they believe the two victims shot each other.
Detectives recovered two weapons from the scene.
John Thompkins has lived in Chester for 20 years and says he is no stranger to gunfire.
“I retired from the military and it’s worse. If it’s not Philadelphia, it’s not New York it’s Chester,” he said.
Neighbors say they would like to see reduced hours of operation at some of the businesses.
Commissioner Blair says this marks the fifth homicide in Chester since the start of 2020. Now police and family members of the victims are hoping for answers.
Police are interviewing eyewitnesses and are looking for surveillance video.
So far, there is no word on any arrests.