2010-07-29 / Local & State

New Violence After Pa. City Ends Emergency Status

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – One man has been shot to death and two other people wounded in a southeastern Pennsylvania city less than 24 hours after officials ended a state of emergency declared more than a month ago due to an outbreak of violence.

Police in Chester say they found a man shot in a doorway shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday, and he was later pronounced dead at Crozer- Chester Medical Center. Another person had a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, officials say, another man was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Only hours earlier, Mayor Wendell Butler Jr. had announced the lifting of a state of emergency imposed June 19 following a string of murders. Butler said late Saturday night that he did not intend to immediately reimpose the state of emergency.

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