Shooting in Upper Darby during funeral banquet leaves 1 dead, 3 injured: police

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) – A shooting in Upper Darby left one person dead and three others injured Monday, police said.

The shooting happened on the 600 block of Long Lane around 17. Bullets blew out windows in a building and there were dozens of evidence markers in the street.

One of the victims is in critical condition, while the other two victims suffered lacerations, according to police.

The violence hits particularly close to home for Kimberly Jones – who lives just around the corner from the scene.

“I just buried my son to gun violence five months ago. So I actually moved in this area because it’s quieter to get away from it,” Jones said.

Police say the shooting happened during a funeral banquet and believe it was linked to another shooting in Clifton Heights last Thursday.

“I’m not going to speak to anything with Clifton Heights. I’m just going to say what we know now is that this is retaliation from that incident,” said Chief Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt. “The funeral was today and the lunch was back here at this place on Long Lane.”

Police have not identified the person killed in Monday’s shooting. Investigators say there were many more people at this event who could have been victims.

“Officers responded and located anywhere from 50 to 100 people at a location that’s up the street there,” Bernhardt said

Alim Howell, who lives across the street from the shooting scene, says he also lost a brother to gun violence. He wants to see lawmakers get guns off the streets — from the local level all the way to Washington DC

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“It’s really legislation in the Senate and our Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, they just need to get the guns off the streets,” Howell said.

Police say they are looking for a gunman who was in a dark-colored Chevy Malibu.

Investigators have not released additional details about last week’s shooting in Clifton Heights.

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