Vehicle Theft and Shooting Investigation in Kennett Square

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA — The Kennett Square Police Department announced that on Monday, February 22, 2021, at approximately 3:15 AM, patrol officers responded to the area of West South Street and Lafayette Street, Kennett Square for a report of shots heard.

Authorities state, upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party and discovered that the shots fired physically struck the victim’s residence. An investigation was initiated and is on-going in that incident.

Additionally, at 6:15 AM, police say patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Worrall Avenue for the report of a stolen vehicle. During that investigation, it was determined that a vehicle was stolen, two victims were identified as having items stolen from their vehicles, and two more victims were identified as having someone inside their vehicle but nothing discovered stolen. The vehicle that was stolen is identified as a silver 2020 Honda HRV.

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Surveillance video captured the vehicle being stolen at approximately 2:00 AM. As viewed on video, an unknown make/model light-colored sedan stops in the street and four subjects exit the vehicle. The subjects quickly spread out running to check for unlocked cars. After finding the Honda unlocked, the subjects were able to start the vehicle and they all left the view of the camera.

Police do believe these two events are related. The victim of the shooting incident told police they saw a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle flee the scene. A follow-up of both of these incidents is on-going. At this time, the stolen vehicle has not been recovered.

Officials state that officers canvassed the area and located dozens of homes with video surveillance cameras. Police are asking all residents in the Stenning Hills area to check their cameras and forward any video between the hours of 1:00 AM and 3:30 AM to the department for review.

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Police are asking anyone with information on this incident is asked to submit it to the police department online or by contacting Detective Cpl. Christopher Gravina at [email protected].

Also, anyone with surveillance video equipment is asked to submit an entry to the Kennett Square Police Department’s Camera Registry as this can greatly assist police in the future with video requests.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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