1 dead, 3 critical in Chester restaurant shooting

A young woman is dead and three other people remain in critical condition following a domestic shooting at a Chester take-out restaurant early this morning, according to police.

Around 3 a.m., cops were called to J & S Seafood at the intersection of 9th and Kerlin streets for multiple gunshot victims. Upon arrival, police found a 22-year-old woman dead in the parking lot next to a vehicle with bullet holes in it.

A second woman in her 20s and a 24-year-old man were also found with multiple gunshot wounds to their torsos. Both were transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where they remain in critical condition, according to Police Commissioner Joseph Bail Jr.

The man believed to be the shooter was found behind the restaurant with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Bail said. That man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remains in critical condition under police guard.

The motive for the shooting appears to be a domestic argument, but the nature of that argument remains under investigation, according to police. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victims or the suspect.

Bail said J & S Seafood is a well known late-night hang out in Chester that's become a problem establishment. Since 2001, police have responded to the take-out restaurant 59 times, including three times for murders, Bail said.