UPDATE: More Details in Saturday Night Shooting Incident

Police are currently investigating at least three separate shots fired incidents in Norristown on Saturday night. A possible fourth incident has yet to be confirmed.

UPDATE: [1/6/13; 9 a.m.] According to Norristown Police Detective Corporal Adam Schurr, authorities have recovered evidence from one of several shots fired incidents within a few hours of one another in Norristown on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Police believe six shots were fired in the incident at Oak and Smith Streets – two into a vehicle at the scene which authorities had been seized and were awaiting a search warrant on early Sunday morning. According to Cpl. Schurr, officers also recovered casings from the scene. 

That incident followed within minutes of a shots fired report in the 400 block of Moore Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. where police also recovered fragments from several bullets as well as sneakers and reportedly a jacket from someone at the scene at the time of the shooting.

A third, earlier shots fired incident somewhere in the area of Green and Oak Streets was also reportedly under investigation, but few details are available in that incident.

Residents have reported a fourth shots fired incident later Saturday night, but Norristown Patch has been unable to confirm that incident with police at this time.


Original story:

Norristown Police are currently investigating a scene at Moore and Violet Streets where shots were reported fired Saturday evening. There are multiple bullet fragments at the scene and sneakers were found that are believed to be from someone involved in the incident.

Neighbors reported hearing shots fired.

It is unclear if this incident is related to two other incidents that have been reported by residents in the last few hours in Norristown: in the area of Arch and Smith streets and Green and Oak streets. 

All three reports are still under investigation and no one has been reported injured in any of the incidents.

Norristown Patch will update this as more details emerge.

TFP January 07, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Every neighborhood needs to be involved even if it's 'Good'. Crime doesn't stop, it just moves to a quieter, less conspicuous area bringing that area down while the other may rise. Because your neighborhood doesn't see this activity doesn't mean that it's invulnerable in time. Many individuals that engage in crime stop this type of crime where they practice for a few reasons: 1. They are in prison. 2. They've died. 3. They've moved on to another area because it got too 'Hot' where they were wheeling & dealing previously. Sadly not enough stop because they've realized the error of their ways & desire to become a giver to their community instead of a taker. Crime is lower in my little slice of Norristown but I frequent those council meetings & police calls as soon as there seems to be an uptake in anything or I notice anything. It's easier for the police to take care situations before getting out of control. Where there is poverty there is higher crime & we all know this, regardless of religion, income, education. When you have this 'wealth', shall we say, of Sec. 8 housing & welfare services we are going to have higher crime than our more monied towns beyond our borders. Many a story has been told that Norristown was 'designed' to be this way by the powers that be who run our county 'Keep it all in one place!'. Is there truth in this? Seems plausible to a levelheaded business manager like me. Business is business as long as it's not in your backyard right?
TFP January 07, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Assuming #1 is the worst then at least we are not #59 like in 2012.
jxjipper January 07, 2013 at 09:29 PM
please read this to Borough Council in between their bureaucratic BS tonight. leadership, 1. The activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this. Leadership involves (1) establishing a clear vision, (2) sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly, (3) providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision, and (4) coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders. A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and enhanced through coaching or mentoring. Someone with great leadership skills today is Bill Gates who, despite early failures, with continued passion and innovation has driven Microsoft and the software industry to success.
michele fairel January 08, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Up the curfew an get Moore police help in here lock this town down it is not safe for no one people need to talk to out police but they wont because it well get back out an now who well save them
jxjipper January 11, 2013 at 02:40 AM
That is sheer intellectual genius!


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