Two shot in Chester

Chester police are investigating two nonfatal shootings that occurred Sunday evening within minutes of each other.

At about 5:40 p.m., police were dispatched to the Sun Village area for a report of shots fired. The officers found the victim, a 14-year-old boy who is a city resident, with what appeared to have a graze wound to his right foot.

The boy was taken by paramedics to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

He told police that an unknown vehicle was driving by the area when he heard shots and saw numerous flashes of light, which he believed to be gun-muzzle flashes.

At about 5:48 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the area of Third and Lamokin Streets for a report of shots fired. Shortly after, a second report was made that a person had been shot and was being helped into a vehicle.

The victim, Tyleel Scott-Harper, 21, another city resident, arrived at the medical center with a graze wound to his right arm. He told police that he had just left a store at Third and Lamokin when he heard shots fired. The victim was listed in good condition Sunday night.

Anyone with information about the first shooting is urged to contact Det. Benjamin Thomas at 610-447-8426 or bthomas306@chesterpolice.org. Information about the second shooting should be given to Det. Brian Pot at 610-4476-8431 or bpot302@chesterpolice.org.