A man is said to have been shot from behind in his arm as he stood in Polk Alley near Green Street in Norristown the early morning hours, say police.
On Sunday around 2:12 a.m. there were two separate reports of shots that had been fired around the 800 block of Polk Alley, according to a Norristown police report. Soon after, there were reports of the sound of shots fired that were heard around the rear of the 800 block of DeKalb Street, say police.
The supposed victim, who had been shot, took himself to a hospital and reported the incident there, according to police in an email to Patch.com.
A police officer went to the trauma unit of the hospital to visit the man, say police. The victim told police that he had been at his girlfriend’s at the 800 block of DeKalb Street, when he stepped out and went through Polk Alley to go to Green Street to visit a corner store for cigarettes, according to the report.
He told police that, when he returned, he got into a spat with his girlfriend and left around 2 a.m., say police. He said that he went back to Polk Alley near Green Street and heard gunfire, which came from behind him; he told police that he just ran and did not see the suspect, and he ran until he reached family on the 200 block of Minor Street, according to the report.
According to the report, the victim told police that he had been scared and went to the hospital. Police saw that he had been shot in the back of his right arm, by the wrist; police were not able to consult with a doctor or nurse at the hospital, say police.