Details are slim, but at least two reports of shots fired in two different neighborhoods in Norristown have been publicized and at least one victim is reportedly in a hospital being treated for wounds.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, The Times Herald reported via Twitter that shots were heard in the 200 block of East Elm Street and police were on the look out for two suspects described as black males wearing Army fatigues. Thirty minutes later, the Herald reported authorities were searching for the suspects, but named East Oak Street as the location of the shooting.
At approximately 4:51 p.m., the Herald reported on Twitter another shooting, this time in the area of West Airy Street.
Scanner reports indicate that the shooting occurred in the area of West Airy and Hamilton streets and at least one gunshot victim may have been a result of that incident.
The victim was reportedly dropped off at an area hospital in a dark grey Hyundai Sonata, but the driver did not identify him or herself and left the scene. The victim is reportedly in unstable condition and is being medevaced to another hospital for treatment.
It is unclear if the two shooting incidents are related. Norristown Patch has been unable to contact police for additional information.
Check back with Norristown Patch for updates on this developing story.