Police Investigating Shots Fired Reported Tuesday in the West End

Residents say they heard shots ring out Tuesday afternoon in the area of West Oak and George streets.

Several residents in the West End reported hearing shots fired shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 15, in the area of West Oak and George streets. 

According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, a caller who reported hearing the shots told police that he heard them right outside his home. He also reported hearing an unidentified voice say several times, "I'm going to kill you."

Officers reportedly spoke with several people at the scene and determined the shots most likely originated in the 600 block of West Oak Street. Police searched the area, but could find no evidence – blood, shell casings or damaged property –of the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.

bakshotbandit January 18, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Lol they scared they don't wanna catch kno one...or maybe the person was just scared n didn't here gunshots just like seeing cops ride around doin nothing
Bhrenda Drakeford January 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Norristowns finest. More Section 8 please!!!
John Q. Public January 18, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Bhrenda, remove all section8 and welfare spending, and Norristown would shed its criminal benefactors within a year. Without that government-funded base, the thugs would have no place to live, and practice their craft. Your taxes are funding your own destruction.
dredude January 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM
As a long time resident of norristown, i'm as sickened and outraged by the violence that has gripped the town. But must say i'm just as sickened and outraged by all the veiled racist and classist remarks!!! Wether they'd admit it or not,the people who seize on the present situation to blame sec.8,welfare and obama (all codes for "black") are just as callous as some of the criminals! And we wonder as a nation why is our culture so violent and hateful.
Vicchio January 23, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Everyone from all walks of life have fallen on hard times trying to make ends meet. That has a lot to do with how folks behave towards others, they have to take out their frustrations and blame the other guy rather than taking a good hard look at themselves.


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