CHESTER — A Chester County man died and another was injured after a fight between family members and acquaintances erupted into gunfire Tuesday afternoon, deputies said.
Brian Christopher, 28, of Chester has been arrested in connection with the assault and will face weapons charges, said Maj. Mary Anne Tolbert of the Chester County Sheriffs Office.
The 30-year-old victims name was not released pending family notification, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at about 12:15 p.m.
Deputies were called to Steele Road in Blackstock on Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of an assault between several people, according to a Chester County Sheriffs news release.
When they arrived, they found the victim dead. His brother was still at the scene, Tolbert said, and gave deputies the names, addresses and descriptions of the shooter and others he said were involved.
Deputies learned that five people four men and a woman met on Steele Road in Blackstock, where a domestic dispute began, Tolbert said. Two men arrived in one car, while two men and a woman arrived in another. It wasnt long before shots were fired and two people sustained gunshot wounds.
These people all knew each other, Tolbert said.
The gunshot victim who survived, whose name and age were not available Tuesday night, took himself to Chester Regional Medical Center for treatment while deputies were investigating at the scene. Hospital officials called deputies notifying them that a gunshot victim had arrived at the hospital, Tolbert said.
It took deputies a little over an hour to round up all the participants in the dispute and interview them. Only Christopher had been charged as of Tuesday evening, Tolbert said.
Authorities are working with Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield to determine what other charges might be filed.
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