Police struggle to find shooter who killed teen at party

There were plenty of witnesses, but no one is talking.

Tim Jimenez
July 08, 2018 - 9:18 am
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UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby police are investigating a shooting at a party Saturday night that left a teen dead.

Police are trying to identify the shooter. Although they said there were plenty of witnesses, no one is talking. 

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the crowded get-together, where there was underage drinking, took place on Glendale Road near Midway Avenue.

Chitwood explained to CBS 3 that around 10 p.m., a fight broke out and a 17-year-old boy started to run. 

"Four guys chasing him, shots fired at him, he's dead," he added.

When the cops arrived, Chitwood said they tried to talk to people at the party and get information, but they stayed quiet — even being hostile toward the cops. 

"There's at least 30 to 40 people who know what happened and nobody's come forward with information," Chitwood said. "I think it's a disgrace."

Detectives will continue seeking answers to track down the shooter. The boy who was killed has not been identified.

"To berate the police, which is even worse," he continued, "and all we're trying to do is solve a crime, solve a murder."