Proving that anyone can fall victim to gun violence, the wife of Chester mayor John Linder narrowly escaped a potentially tragic situation this week when she was carjacked at gunpoint.

Said Linder,“It’s overwhelming to think about it in this context. It’s just a millisecond … that’s all it takes and she could have been gone…We are counting our blessings today. It makes me work harder for our community. A lot of people in the community haven’t been as fortunate as us.”

Investigators are also looking at the four men as potential suspects in several open robbery cases, said city Detective James Nolan IV, who, along with Detective Patrick Mullen, is leading the ongoing carjacking probe, with assistance from the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division.

Mayor Linder has been a great partner with Ceasefire PA in the fight against gun violence, and we know he’ll continue to stand strong.

A more detailed account of the carjacking and the ensuing chase can be found here.