UPDATE: Police: Victim 'Not Cooperating' in Drive-By Shooting Investigation
At least one man in his early 20s is reportedly injured and has been flown by medevac to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
UPDATE: [1/4/13; 9:15 a.m.] Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting in the area of West Oak and Kohn streets in Norristown Thursday night that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his stomach area, but say the victim is not cooperating with their investigation.
"[The victim] is not cooperating," said Corporal Adam Schurr, a detective with the Norristown Police Department. "He refused to give any information to police on the scene."
Cpl. Schurr added that the investigation into last night's shooting, like others in recent weeks, is hampered by a lack of witnesses willing to talk about what they saw.
"There were people out there who wouldn't talk to the police," said Cpl. Schurr. "They just wouldn't talk to police. We don't have any information at this point."
Cpl. Schurr couldn't comment on whether authorities believe Thursday night's shooting is related to other recent shootings in Norristown.
The victim is reportedly still hospitalized, though his current condition is still unknown. Detectives plan to interview the victim further as soon as they are able.
Police say they have no suspects at this time.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.
UPDATE: [1/3/13; 10:55 p.m.] According to The Times Herald, the victim of tonight's shooting had recently been released from prison and was walking or standing with three others when he was shot in the midsection by an unidentified suspect or suspects who drove up in a car.
Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono told the Herald that the victim was not being cooperative at the scene but detectives would continue to interview him at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was taken. His injuries are believed to be non life-threatening.
Chief Bono could not comment on whether the incident might be related to other recent shootings in Norristown, but told the Herald that detectives would, "certainly look into that possibility."
According to Chief Bono, witnesses reported hearing the shots, but no one has come forward with any eyewitness accounts.
Read more of The Times Herald's account of the shooting here.
Multiple sources are reporting a drive by shooting Thursday evening in the area of West Oak and Kohn Streets.
Initial reports came in shortly after 8 p.m. that police were on the scene with a male victim in his early 20s suffering from a gunshot wound to his side.
According to The Times Herald's Twitter feed, the victim reported he was walking in the area and someone shot him. More than one vehicle may reportedly be involved in the incident. The Herald also reported that three males were seen running east on Oak Street following the incident.
According to the Breaking News Network, the victim was flown by medevac to a hospital for treatment of his wounds.
Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.