UPDATE: Police Say Victim of Monday Night Shooting Not Cooperating With Investigation

The 26-year-old man was transported to a Philadelphia-area hospital for treatment last night.

UPDATE: [1/29/13; 8:05 a.m.] Norristown Police Detective Lt. Michael Crescitelli confirmed that one victim, an unidentified 26-year-old black male, was transported by ambulance to a Philadelphia-area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the right upper inner thigh following last night's reported shooting in the 300 block of George Street.

According to the detective, the victim is not cooperating with the police investigation and has refused to answer any questions.

Police do not have a suspect in custody, but a witness reportedly observed two black males running north on the 500 block of George Street following the shooting.

The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.


Original story:

Few official details are available, but according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's live incident feed, police and EMS responded to the 300 block of George Street Monday night, Jan. 28, at approximately 11:31 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

A Patch reader on the scene reports that at least one victim was taken away by ambulance. Sources close to emergency responders report that a requested medevac was likely called off due to weather conditions. No word on a possible suspect.

Patch has contacted police representatives for more information, but authorities are unavailable for comment at this time. We will update this story as more information becomes available. 

OMG January 29, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Here we go again with shootings and the victim once again not cooperating. Its time you detectives lock the victims up as well as their suspect when you find them since they don't want to cooperate. It's sad and I don't understand how you just let them get away with it. It seems it is ok with you that they don't tell you who did it so you can think its just one person and you know its so they can retaliate. Things was going good I thought or at least it felt good with no gun fire erupting.
big jon January 29, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Lol nothing was going good it was just to cold out to for these lazy criminals to rob and shoot people. In this town weather is a big factor when committing crimes.
Joe Blow January 29, 2013 at 04:08 PM
OMG, you are such a friggin IDIOT! I grow soooo tired of reading your asinine, half-witted, senseless, prejudice and ignorant comments. If you are so well versed in getting these criminals off of the street and getting witnesses to come forward then why dont you go down to Borough hall and get sworn in as the Sheriff of the town?? Im sure you can school the Officers and Detectives on the proper ways to fight crime. Great ideal in arresting the victims too! Im sure that won't cause any Federal Law suits. You say absolutely NOTHING to help better the situation. You blame everyone else when in actuality it is people like you who are the problem.
PROUD TO BE January 29, 2013 at 05:27 PM
I think that if the Victims are not coming forward with information just because they do not want to be snitches then "HELL YES" they should be arrested too! They are going to let them be free just to go and try to "HANDLE IT" themselves? Look where that has gotten us!
OMG January 29, 2013 at 05:40 PM
See it's people like "low joe" who want to keep it going. Why wouldn't they arrest them too if they don't want to tell. They know, you stupid ass. What was so prejudice and do you even know what the word means? I didn't blame a soul on here and its just you who are probably involved but one thing for sure is that you're so mad my comments definitely get your attention don't they? Haha keep reading them and getting mad maybe the truth will come out about you.
Jeff Pensyl January 29, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Lock up the victim he knows who shot him this isn't over until there all behind bars
The optimist January 29, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Why are we the tax payers paying for his gunshot wound when he won't even say anything about who shot him. Oh let me guess this guy probably has blue cross paid for by his employer. Lol
commonsense January 29, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Here we again...@OMG, not too long ago you were all for NOT "snitchin", saying the police treat the victim's like criminals and that you wouldn't bring your children to the police station if they knew of a crime committed...make up your mind....are you a "snitch" or not?
OMG January 29, 2013 at 08:04 PM
No nosense, let me correct you I said I would not take my child down to tell on anyone or anything they did not witness. Stop trying to get fame cause you're not and you just feel like you have a common friend on here to side with you. I will snitch on you if I see you just know that. Annnndddd everything I said I still feel the same exact way so what are you saying fool? You see to have a problem too with me saying lock the victim up too since they don't want to cooperate, lol, or just looking for me to talk to you?
OMG January 29, 2013 at 09:48 PM
I wonder if he shot himself and don't have anyone to tell on, lol. He and whomever he was with was probably up to no good and he accidently shot himself. Yup, that's it. Hey Nosense, Low Joe go Blow any questions?
Sergei MacCarron January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Considering police officers never cooperate with anyone when they're the ones being investigated, and have an entire system called "The Blue Code Of Silence" which is essentially "stop snitching" for cops, it's humorous to see you attack people practicing their constitutional right not to cooperate with police.
Sergei MacCarron January 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM
"The Blue Code of Silence (also known as the Blue Shield, Blue Wall, Curtain, Veil, or Cocoon[citation needed]) is an unwritten rule among police officers in the United States not to report on another colleague's errors, misconducts, or crimes. If questioned about an incident of misconduct involving another officer (e.g. during the course of an official inquiry), while following the code, the officer being questioned would claim ignorance of another officer's wrongdoing." I take it your desire to prosecute anyone who refuses to snitch on a criminal who violates the law also extends to the police officers who practice the blue code of silence? Or do they get a pass when it comes to being held accountable to the law they supposedly enforce?
Sergei MacCarron January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Did you fail your middle grade civics course or something? They wouldn't arrest him because there's this thing called "the law", and what he is doing by not cooperating doesn't violate the law. But hey, on the topic of people refusing to cooperate and volunteer information about crimes and misconduct, what's your opinion on police officers doing it with the blue code of silence?
Sergei MacCarron January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Who is "all"?
Sergei MacCarron January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM
While I realize something like "civics", and "the law" might be difficult for an ignorant person such as you to grasp, receiving medical treatment is not contingent on cooperating with the authorities...likely because this could be abused in quite a serious fashion.
The optimist January 30, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Sergei, Civics: Civics is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties. Duty..... hmmmmmm while its not his civic duty to get shot dont you think its his civic duty to report who shot him? Dullard?
OMG January 30, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Sergio go fish lol!
Maybelline Ebonic January 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM
'Quan had big plans for the future, didn't deserve this, you will b truly missed by all Smh
60 gunner January 30, 2013 at 09:00 PM
more section 8 please


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