Following a 911 call in regard to a 16-year-old male being shot at the intersection of Willow Street and Elm Street on Wednesday at 6 p.m., Norristown police arrived at Scott Alley at the 1000 block of Willow Street to investigate, according to The Times Herald.
According to Norristown Police Chief William Richet, the victim was in part in stable condition after a bullet had gone through his chest.
“He was able to tell us his name and how old he is when we arrived,” said Richet.
The victim was flown to University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
According to police, the alleged shooter had been riding a green mountain bike that he left in Scott Alley. There may be a bruise on the shooter’s face.
Richet told Patch.com that, as of this afternoon, police are still investigating the matter and an investigator plans to visit the victim in the hospital tomorrow. Police could not interview the victim earlier as he apparently had a tube in his throat.
“He should be a little more alert now,” said Richet. “We need to talk to him to find out exactly what happened.”