Police Investigating Shots Fired Near Appletree Alley Sunday Night

Residents reported hearing five shots in the 200 block of Appletree Alley in Norristown. The next morning, workers at nearby Saint Patrick's Church found a bullet hole in an office window.

Residents in the area of the 200 block of Appletree Alley (between East Oak and East Chestnut streets) reported hearing five shots ring out sometime around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Norristown Police responded to the scene to interview neighbors and searched the area for shell casings and evidence of the shots reportedly heard. No arrests were made. 

On Monday morning, employees of Saint Patrick's Church, whose office is located at 703 Green Street, arrived at work to find a bullet hole through a north-facing window that also passed through an interior wall and struck another wall. Police were notified and an officer came to the scene to recover the slug and map the trajectory of the bullet which appeared to come from the area of East Oak and Green streets.

Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.

Bhrenda Drakeford December 04, 2012 at 11:56 AM
It is completely disgraceful to shot at a church. Norristown people suck!!!
OMG December 04, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Again, same shit different day.
Sally19401 December 04, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Council - are you aware of all of the violence????????????????? What are you doing about it. I still don't see you conducting a search for a new Police Chief? We absolutely need the most qualified individual for this Executive Position. No one can tell me that the most qualified person gets the job unless Council conducts a search.
jxjipper December 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM


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