The East Norriton Police Department released a statement on the shooting that took place this evening just before 7:00 p.m. at Our Town Alley (formally Facenda Whitaker Lanes) in East Norritown Township. The statement confirms that at least four people were shot, one person has been pronounced dead, and the the shooter or shooters have not been apprehended and are believed to have fled the scene. A motive is also not yet known. Below is the statement:
At approximately 6:43 PM, East Norriton police responded to a call of a shooting at Our Town Alley, 2912 Swede Road. Upon arrival, they found at least four people shot at the scene. There is a possibility that additional victims may have been transported to hospitals in private vehicles. At this point, one person was pronounced dead at the scene and three other victims were transported to local hospitals. At this time, we have no information on the victim’s conditions.
Multiple surrounding police departments responded and are assisting at the scene of the shooting. Police are checking the surrounding areas but at this time we believe the actors have fled the area. We have no motive for the shooting. This incident is being investigated by the East Norriton Township Police Department and Montgomery County Detectives.
This is a developing story. Will provide an update as appropriate.