Chester police said they found a beaten man in the trunk of his own car early this morning and a gunshot victim in the middle of the street.
Police received a call around 1:47 a.m. for a report of a person being beaten and thrown in to the trunk of a green Cadillac on 11th Street near Harwick, according to a news release. The Caddy was eventually located a block away, on 12th Street near Harwick, and police heard a banging noise coming from the trunk as they approached.
When cops were able to get the trunk open, they found the owner of the car, a Chester resident, stuffed inside. He had a large bump on his eyes and several cuts, police said. He told authorities he was assaulted by two black men who were dressed in all black, according to the news release. Police gave no indication of a motive for the crime.
Also in Chester this morning, in an unrelated incident, police found a gunshot victim in the middle of Nolan Street near Honan around 2 a.m. The man, whose age and identity were not released, is expected to survive but has been uncooperative with police.