Upper Darby police say they're seeing an increase in violent incidents stemming from disputes among the township's high school students. The arrest of Darius Kilby is the latest example.
Kilby, 23, of Darby Borough, was arrested last night for allegedly opening fire on a 17-year-old Upper Darby High School student who had gotten into a fight with Kilby's sister, also 17, earlier in the week. Police say all four shots missed. No bystanders were hurt.
"Yesterday afternoon, the brother of the female student sought revenge on the male student, and he found him at Margate and Garrett roads," said police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "During the fight, Kilby goes to his car and gets his trusty .380 (semiautomatic handgun) and opens fire. Fortunately, he misses him and 50 to 60 other people in the area."
Bywood Elementary School and Beverly Hills Middle School are near where the shots were fired. High school students also walk along Garrett Road when school opens and closes.