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Shots Fired at Kohn St. Home Take Out Window, TV

Police recovered 13 shells fired from two different weapons at the scene.

According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, a homeowner on the 600 block of Kohn Street reported that shots were fired at her house at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The victim's front window, television and wall all sustained damage from gunshots.

Police recovered a total of 13 shells from the scene, originating from two different weapons. Neighbors report being awoken by the sounds of the gunfire, but no one reported seeing the shooters.

The victim reportedly told police she has no known enemies and does not know why anyone would shoot at her house. 

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Norristown Police at 610-270-0977.

Carla Durante'Kelley October 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM
another reason to get the H*ll out of Norristown! We have tried to bring this town back to what it once was,it's never gonna happen..very sad!!
Candy Allebach October 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM
2 shootings in the westend in less than 24 hrs. I grew up on the 600 blk of Kohn St. Thank God I moved out of town years ago. I feel bad for the people who can't afford to move out, you know, the taxpayers who have to live with this. Norristown can't blame this on people from Philly. It's getting to the point that no one is surprised by this anymore. It breaks my heart to see that Norristown has turned into a hellhole.
OMG October 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM
What they need to do is get new detectives on these cases that really care about these crimes going on in Norristown instead of the ignorant one's they have on the cases. They don't really care about these black on black crimes because to them its doing them a favor. They are lazy and just want to pick and choose who they want to take off the streets for no reason. If they stop trying to put the crimes on one person and focus on the people they really know is involved alot of these crimes would stop. Why don't they ever solve anything? Why are some innocent people, they know didn't commit the crimes accused of, sitting in jail while the real culprit continues to hurt people just because they got caught up in something and are now playing let's make a deal. I'll give you what you want if you set this person up but you are a criminal just as the one's you criminate when you do this. Any information I have I'd rather call the FBI and give it to them so they can really look into it and get something done. This gun play out here is crazy and us as parents have to come together and do something.
Jess October 24, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Let's not pull out the race card here please. (to OMG) Black, white, mexican...whatever the race may be, something needs to be done. It's not that they pick and chose people its that it's just becoming so common that they stoped caring about Norristown as a whole. We DO need new police and new detectives and may need to get higher up authority to get involved. I get nervous just letting my kids go from the front of my house around to the alley way to play. It's ridiculous.
KIM NICHOLS October 24, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Norristownians need to Start writing letters to the State Senate/FBI/Supreme court about what happening and what the police force is not doing and your sure to get results.
OMG October 24, 2012 at 03:00 PM
@Jess did you or did you not read what I wrote. It didn't have nothing to do with race and you didn't read nothing where I stated white, black, Mexican or anything else so make just make your comment and not to me unless you read what I wrote. Also don't tell me what I have seen, see and witness. You can't speak for me. I only speak when I am sure so whatever you experienced comment about and don't point our finger and tell me what to say on my posts. Like I said they pick and choose. Right after the article where you see the Latino's getting support I tried to reach out to certain people and have not heard anything back from them and they are supposed to be the go-to people. Yeah right, they are full of it too and that's why things turn out the way they do. I'm ready but one mouth won't do it.
Christina Jazzylady Yarbough October 24, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I agree with all if the above. I haven't seen any community outreach or stop the violence program flyers either and why is it that Norristown is the only city that doesn't have a mayor? Is that part of the problem? All this shooting is ridiculous and it will only get worst unless we as a community do something about it. Whose over the police and the detectives in Norristown? Why is it that so many of these senseless murders go unsolved? Maybe we do need fresh new officers and detectives that will get results and get these people off the streets. If they don't do something fast they will run all the taxpayers such as my self out of Norristown and they will be stuck with the trouble makers that are getting away with these crimes.
jeff jones October 24, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Our council is to blame they are not allocating dollars towards the police department as well the laws that prevent the borough from doing more. 1st part of the problem is the police department is lacking grant money that seems to be used for stupid purposes like leasing a new fire truck or streetscape work and the lists goes on. Engine 1 should never been replaced NFD has enough equipment and should used handydown backup equipment vs new leased engine As far streetscape is concerned approaching 30days suppose to be done in 60 days only half a block near completion 3 more sections to be done no grantee it will be done on time or encourage more business Dollars should be used for crime prevention like a K9 unit, additional traffic checkpoints, as well additional CCTV coverage Code enforcement should be able to cross check rental regs with criminal background checks
jeff jones October 24, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Cops and community is joke and waste of dollars because it hasn't proven results and if any results have come back its only been helping somebody with job security not the end result. Philadelphia and SEPTA have blame as well if leadership was better in Philly catching problems there wouldn't make it here. A big percentage of problems come through the transportation center, if there were more patrols by SEPTA police or even county sheriffs who sit in the car vs walking around starting to notice things as well as K9 or undercover officers lot problems would stop there. Taxes will be up this year too Thanks to poor decisions by council not able to add to the tax base as well promised meter revenue that has not come through as anticipated because visitors and residents are not parking in certain areas But at least we have great minds that are running the council only 2 of them have common sense and don't have final say on anything if they were president and vice pres things would be different There is nothing wrong with our police dept they can only do there job if they get assistance and funding like they need if that can't be done there's a problem
Dee October 24, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Think its time for people to just put doqn the guns and do some thing productive with their lives. I have grew up in the east end of Norristown and currently live in the west.end and I have never been more upset and scared for myself and my daughters safety!
Jess October 24, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Honey- not once did I tell you what to say nor did I say anything at all about what you have experienced because I don't know you. But your talking about black on black crimes. Like seriously, it doesn't matter about the color of the people. All that matters is the crime that was done. This is an open forum to state what we want and comment on others comments. So, YOU don't tell ME what to say and who to talk to. If you don't want people comment on your stuff then don't write anything.
OMG October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Jess shut up please. Read your own statement again and take heed to what you said. Bye girl! Anyway, some of the rookies they have now on the force are good people. Then you have some that are starting to reflec the one's that need to be replaced. They don't even know the people. Don't judge the book by its cover.
Steve October 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The result in my mind over the events over the past few days is simple.....things are getting much worse in Norristown. Police and community leaders can only do so much. Much of the problems lay at the feet of the parents. The lack of parenting in this city is horrible, Trust me go into your kids rooms and look around.....if you see electronics that you didn't pay for or you kid didn't buy you have a problem. If you find drugs in their rooms...you have a problem. Don't be surprised when they are shot and killed.....and you cry they were a good kid. Sorry they were not a good kid. They were robbing and stealing from your neighbors and you did nothing about it. I have had my car windows busted, lawn mowers stolen. I am lucky that no one has broken into my house yet. When they do and if I am home I do not want the parents of the kid I hurt crying over the loss of their kid. Start today and become a parent......not on the day they die from a gunshot.
Joe Blow October 25, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Yea blame the Police...sure. Dont blame the people who know who the shooters, killers and drug dealers are but who refuse to help because snitching aint cool. Dont blame the deceased's "best friends" who were right there and who saw and know the killer but dont tell the Police anything. Police are NOT the problem here,.
OMG October 25, 2012 at 03:27 PM
@Steve and Joe Blow I couldn't agree more with what you posted. If parents be parents instead of "freindly or cool" with your kids I think alot of this would stop. For some its too late because now the child just does not have ny respect. I always checked and check for the one's left in the home because I'm not playing that and nothing is coming or getting hidden in my home. I will tell on them myself just as I had always let them know that. Joe Blow, right, what kind of friend is that? One I wouldn't consider being a friend. Police are the problem when they condone actions of one's who they let cut a deal for not being criminated themselves for the crimes they have done. I wonder do the DA's know of the busts and deals some of them (criminals) get in order to help them convict another because that allows them to continue their crimes and also invite and hang out with the philadelphians whom they ride around scoping out where people live then to find the house shot up. Come on if its out here I'm sure they have to know. That's why many of these shootings go unsolved because of that.
Datsme! October 29, 2012 at 02:56 AM
@OMG,STEVE and Joe, I think that the parents had these children so young that they were more so trying to be thier friend growing up versus being a parent. How could they be a parent, they were young them selves. Grandmom was probably always watching the kids, cause mom was too busy partying. 9/10 the young parent didn't finish high school and in turn thier off spring couldn't excel in school because mom or dad could help with homework. Its a ripple effect that started from a child giving birth to another child.
rob johns November 29, 2012 at 07:02 PM
do what I'm doing take a cruise
Buddy McCartney January 04, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Grew up on kohn st nice place to grow up in late sixties early seventys back in the day everyone minded their buisness us kids played like hell outside climbing trees playing tackle football on the streets and other stuff to burn our energy up but most important things is that the adults had a close watch over the kids and made sure no harm was around them cause when I say it was a peaceful place to live that's what I mean the elders kept everything in check scared by no means guess the elders don't take care of things now let the kids fend for themselves well this is what ya hve no ones in charge fixin to drop by my old stompin grounds soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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