A fatal shooting incident unfolded in Upper Darby, PA, on Monday. The gunfire ended in the death of one person and left three others injured, according to local authorities. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. on the 600 block of Long Lane, where bullets shattered windows. Numerous evidence markers were scattered across the street as investigators combed through the scene. While one of the victims is still in critical condition, the other two sustained graze wounds.
The shooting took place during a funeral banquet, believed to be connected to another shooting in Clifton Heights just days prior. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt stated that the incident was likely an act of retaliation. The funeral had taken place earlier in the day, with the luncheon being held at the Long Lane location. The identity of the person killed in Monday’s shooting has not been disclosed by the police.
Investigators have expressed concern that there were many more potential victims present at the event.
The violence hits close to home for Kimberly Jones, a resident in the area who had recently lost her son to gun violence. She had moved to this supposedly calmer neighborhood to escape such incidents.
Alim Howell, a resident living across the street from the shooting scene, shared his own experience of losing a brother to gun violence. Howell emphasized the need for lawmakers to take action. He specifically mentioned the importance of legislation in the Senate and the role of Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon in addressing this issue.
Currently, law enforcement officials are looking for a lone gunman who was reportedly driving a dark-colored Chevy Malibu. No further details regarding the shooting in Clifton Heights have been released by investigators.