Suspects sought after 8 shot over the weekend in Chester

EMBED </>More Videos

Police in Chester, Pa. remain on the hunt for multiple gunmen after a violent weekend. Vernon Odom reports during Action News at 4pm on October 23, 2017. (WPVI)

Police in Chester, Pa. remain on the hunt for multiple gunmen after a violent weekend.

Chester police officials walked through the Bennett public housing development on Monday in the wake of a quadruple shooting there.

It was one of five separate cases over the weekend in the city of 40,000, and police believe they are all connected.

"Our understanding is that there was a fight of some nature between several individuals and somebody got hurt and this is retaliation," said Commissioner Otis Blair.

EMBED More News Videos

4 hurt after shooters fire from bridge onto basketball court. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on October 21, 2017.

A total of eight people were wounded in five shootings that were spread out all over town, where as many as eight separate neighborhood gangs are known to operate.

Police say they clash in a virtual round-robin fashion over disputes involving women, drugs, and disrespect.

No one died during this weekend's violence.

The recent spate of shootings are believed to have stemmed from a series of brawls at Chester High School's homecoming after-parties.

EMBED More News Videos

Quadruple shooting in Chester: Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at Noon on October 23, 2017.

"At some of these after-parties there were a few fights, and we believe there was some bad blood left over from that, and most of these shooting incidents stem from that," said Chief James Noland.

Chester's police department is still recruiting and taking on cadets after last year's retirement by more than 20 veterans.

Send a breaking news alert
Report a correction or typo
Learn more about the 6abc apps
Related Topics:
pennsylvania newsshootingChester
(Copyright ©2018 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)