Harrisburg Heat Player In Fair Condition At Paoli Hospital After West Chester Shooting

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What started as a very minor dispute Sunday morning left a Harrisburg Heat soccer player recovering multiple gunshot wounds in a Chester County hospital, according to police.

Jason Hotchkin, 35, was gradually recovering in the Paoli Memorial Hospital as of Tuesday after suffering at least three gunshot wounds following an altercation in the area of 50 North Church Street at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

Hotchkin played his first season with the Heat last year and was in tryouts to rejoin the team when he was shot during a trip to the West Chester area to attend a soccer event.

The retired Harrisburg City Islanders star was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and was listed as in critical but stable condition until Tuesday afternoon when his condition was upgraded, said Bridget Therriault, a hospital spokeswoman.

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