Black Horse Tavern Shooting Victim Still in Critical Condition

Sean McGonagle, 27, was shot in the chest following an altercation at the East Norriton bar.

According to , the victim of in East Norriton is still in critical condition at the the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sean McGonagle, 27, was shot in the chest following a dispute with a man whom witnesses say he had previously fought with.

Phillip Mullin, 26, also of East Norriton, is in custody and being charged with first degree murder, criminal attempt to commit murder and possession of a weapon, according to The Herald. Mullin is scheduled to appear before a judge on Jan. 5 for a preliminary hearing.

"There will be more charges filed at the preliminary hearing,” East Norriton Detective Sergeant Peter Mastrocolo told The Herald.

According to witnesses, the two men were seen arguing in the bar and eventually the conflict moved to the parking lot where Mullin used a Tazer on McGonagle, but to little effect. Mullin then shot McGonagle in the chest.

Read more about Mullin's arrest and the charges against him here.

Lory December 28, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Even the news, new paper, n u only have half of the story. Sean was shot more than once. 2× in the leg n once in his chest. There is more to the story than a fight over a girl. This is not Phil's first sign of violence. You guys should look into why Phil was on parole. Lets all keep Sean in our prayers n pray he makes it.
James Myers (Editor) December 28, 2011 at 09:27 PM
Lory, If we get any more confirmed details about the incident I'll be sure to update everyone. Thanks for the heads up and let's hope Sean pulls through.
DOW March 28, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Close the Black Horse Tavern; raze the building; make intersection safe. 1. Fatal accident Swede and Mill : Oct 12, 2007, one fatality. 2. Shooting of Sean McGonagle, who is paralyzed for life, Dec 23, 2011. 3. The fatal death of Mikail Kononchuk from an accident caused by a Black Horse Tavern patron pulling out in front of "Mishka"! James Myers, investigate and report. The latest story is not going to go away.
Lory February 13, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Try doing 65 on a 25 n see if your not putting your life at risk


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