Just minutes before Delaware County, state, and federal authorities gathered Tuesday to announce a new plan to combat increasing gun violence in Chester, another man was shot there.
The victim was gunned down near 21st Street and Edgmont Avenue around 1:30 p.m., District Attorney Jack Whelan said. "We don't expect him to survive," he added.
The man would become Chester's 12th homicide victim this year. Forty-two other people have been shot and wounded, Whelan said.
Those shootings are why "Operation City Surge" was launched. Whelan, who announced the initiative at a news conference in Media, called it the largest in Chester's history.