ShareThis Page
Pennsylvania

Pa. teen shot, killed while walking to school Friday morning

| Friday, June 2, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

CHESTER — Authorities say a 16-year-old high school football player was shot and killed as he walked to school Friday morning in a violence-plagued city near Philadelphia.

Chester Police Chief James Nolan IV says the teen, who was about to finish his sophomore year, was a “good kid” and it's unclear why he was targeted. No arrests have been made.

Nolan says police got a report of a “man down” just before 8 a.m. Friday. Officers arrived to find the teen dead of gunshot wounds. He says it appears the boy was shot in a different location and then ran a few blocks to the area where he collapsed.

Chester High School was put on lockdown after the shooting. Two other shootings near the school Friday morning kept it on lockdown. So far, none appear to be connected.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me