Police Investigating Another East End Shooting on Wednesday

Several shots were reportedly fired in the 200 block of Spruce Street.

According to The Times Herald, less than 18 hours before a similar incident that happened less than four blocks away, police are once again investigating a report of shots fired on the East End – this time in the 200 block of East Spruce Street.

Police reportedly responded to the area at approximately 6:15 p.m. after a caller reported hearing six shots fired. Officer recovered six shell casings and a cell phone from the scene, and reportedly found a bullet hole through an apartment window and blood on the front steps of one building in the area.

According to the Herald, an 11-year-old witness told police he thought he saw at least one man running from the scene holding his leg as though he'd been shot. Police reportedly notified area hospitals and are continuing to investigate the incident.

Police responded to the area of Arch and East Oak streets not four blocks away shortly after midnight on Wednesday for a report of shots fired in that area. There, officers recovered 30 spent shell casings from at least three different types of weapons. 

Read more about this evening's incident here on The Times Herald's website.

BrutalHonesty December 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Norristown has changed tremendously!!!! Praying for this little town.
Bhrenda Drakeford December 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Norristown really sucks. I do not like it here. Im moving out of this war zone!!!
IAMTELLING December 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
This is absolutely ridiculous and I am sick and tired of it. If they reportedly found a bullet hole through an apartment window and blood on the front steps of one building in the area, the barber shop then they know exactly which way them bullets came from so they need to get over there and question them boys, yes them boys and don't go for they wasn't there or in the area. You never know who see's you dumb fools. Just shooting like you're a professional or even built like that. If you have a problem with somebody get out there and fight with your hands. Two shooting back to back and a possible victim hit in the leg, again, in the same area where two other people were shot. The Times Herald has more detail and they said about 3-4 males in black were seen running from the area because they were the one's shooting at a car passing by. They were standing in front/side of the house on Spruce Street by the field near Green and I'm sure they know where I'm talking about. Why would you let other people bring that type of violence in front of your mother's home?? I'm going to tell what I saw not what I heard so I know who you are and I'm telling.
joe smith December 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM
It's getting worse and worse. Where the F*%k are the police to stop this shit from going on. I get the hell out of this ghetto town.
OMG December 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Its crazy out here and I heard all the sirens but didn't know it was this til now. So a innocent person or suspect possibly shot and i wonder if it was one running from the scene.
OMG December 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Now I've read the Times Herald too and here are some info they have: Another eyewitness claimed to have seen four to five male subjects in dark clothing take off running after shots were fired, according to county radio Iamtelling please tell cause I am tired and somebody innocent is going to get hurt. This just don't make sense..
ben here for the long run December 20, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Yeah they need to question them dudes at that barbershop they know who did it, they will gladly tell ,they tell everything else!
omgg December 20, 2012 at 09:43 PM
People are raising dumbass kids or not raising them at all. I moved before it got this bad bcuz the kids that ran around y I was there let me know thru their actions back then early teens all wreckless just how bad town would be n here it is. Not just norristown y'all out of towners also.
omgg December 20, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Nobody wants to say anything unless they are losing a loved one everyone needs to get together take town back n let the animals go to jail or run them out of town
Norristown sucks December 21, 2012 at 02:15 AM
This is why gun laws need to be harsher. With gun laws this would not happen. Lol
Barbara C. December 22, 2012 at 07:12 PM
There a lot of reasons why these things happen. Drug dealing, lack of parental control are just two of them. Norristown is not what it was like 40-50 years ago. My children grew up in Norristown and they played outside in the streets and no one bothered them. Of course, I kept tabs on them and knew where they were and what they were doing. It is not a safe place now!


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