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Shots Fired During Police Call in Green Lane

Section of Sumneytown Pike closed for investigation Wednesday night after a neighbor allegedly fired a gun when police arrived to a domestic dispute.

Last updated 5:50 a.m.

A man is in custody after shots were reportedly fired on Wednesday evening when a Marlborough Township police officer responded to the scene of a domestic dispute in Green Lane.

The incident took place at about 6:45 p.m. on the Main Street section of Sumneytown Pike in the borough. No injuries were reported.

Marlborough Police Chief Darren Morgan said police originally responded to a domestic call, but a neighbor fired a gun into the ground as the police officer arrived, according to the Morning Call http://bit.ly/VkQMgy.

The woman involved in the domestic dispute went to the neighbor's house to call the police, the article said. Morgan did not know why the neighbor fired the gun, but he is in custody and charges are pending.

About 30 minutes after the incident, a county-wide emergency radio broadcast was issued for a white Mazda 6 that was last seen headed westbound on Sumneytown Pike from the scene.

A section of Sumneytown Pike in Green Lane was partially closed for an investigation Wednesday night. One lane of traffic was able to get through the crime scene area. Police could be seen in the driveway of a residence along Sumneytown Pike near Perkiomenville Road. The property was cordoned off with crime scene tape. A sign indicating that the property is for sale was visible.

A representative from the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety said that county detectives were assisting with the investigation at the scene. Additional units responding to the call include the Marlborough and Upper Perkiomen Police Departments, the Pennsylvania State Police and fire police from the Upper Salford Volunteer Fire Company.

missdirection1111 January 11, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Ignore him...he will go away if no one spawns with him
Elmer The Fudd January 11, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Thats what the neighbor shot at i guess ! Was it a buck or a doe ?
worldpeace2013 January 22, 2013 at 04:36 AM
yeah.... no! not as frequent and as severe go live in Philly then
worldpeace2013 January 22, 2013 at 04:37 AM
yeah.... no! not as frequent and as severe go live in Philly then
worldpeace2013 January 22, 2013 at 04:38 AM
a lot of people are moving here from Philly and since the expansion move and more gun related crimes as well as robberies have occurred... do not hide the facts from yourself because you were sheltered in a different way.

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