Phoenixville Police Find No Physical Evidence of Reported Gunshots

Two callers heard gunfire on the northside on April 29.

received report that four gunshots had been fired on the corner of High and North streets on Sunday night, but despite combing the area were unable to find any physical evidence corroborating the report.

Sergeant Tom Goggin told Patch that the department was initially alerted, around midnight, to a loud argument on the corner between five and eight men, and then received a second call reporting gunshots at the same location.

“When we arrived, there was nobody on the scene. They had dispersed,” Goggin said.

He added that a subsequent search of the area was unproductive.

“We weren’t able to recover any casings, or any evidence that shots had been fired…There was no blood.”

Police stayed in the area and patrolled around the house in front of which the argument took place—“We believe there were people inside the house, they just weren’t answering the door,” Goggin said—but the rest of the night was uneventful.

“Something happened,” Goggin said, “we just don’t know what it was.”

Though police acknowledge the corner has a history of crime, they say it has been quiet for the last three or four years.

Tom Sunnergren May 03, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Fair point Realist. It's been changed.
Joe Phoenix May 03, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Maybe the gun fired was a revolver and therefore no casings would be at the scene.
Bill N. May 04, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Too bad we couldn't have hired an officer to only patrol this crime-ridden area of the Northside, instead of spending it on all of those stupid Toters everyone just received.
Barry Cassidy May 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM
high and north... bane of my existence when that was my target area.
ConcernedPHXresident May 04, 2012 at 04:00 PM
We thought you disappeared into the hole you came from, Barry.
P-villian May 04, 2012 at 04:36 PM
probably fireworks....
Tony Riley-Hill May 04, 2012 at 04:53 PM
wow PHXresident72-that comment was beyond ignorant.
Realist May 04, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Bill N. First you have to get Richard Kirkner to believe there is a problem. According to him there is no problem because the people of Phoenixville are better behaved than our neighbors in the surrounding communities. Kirkner has neglected this section of his ward for years. If it's not in his direct site of vision he doesn’t seem to care. If you ask him point blank about the abandon building in this section of the North side he will tell you he can't do anything about it. NO Mr. Kirkner you choose not to. There is one additional slot in the police force that is budgeted. Mr. Kirner and his side kick Ms. Dugan are trying to do away with this position. I say we need every officer we have and more.
Edvard Roperkov May 04, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Michael Hill May 04, 2012 at 09:23 PM
There are good people on the North Side and we need the support of our Council members. Remember you were elected to serve all of your ward not to just do what is best for you and your immediate neighbors. Mr. Kirkner doesn't get it and probably never will. Next year his spot is open for election and I hope we get someone in who is going to take the challenge and get something done. It is very clear we need more police as Phoenixville is growing. With all the developments planed we need to increase the Police force.
David Dawson May 05, 2012 at 09:21 AM
Wow,almost got killed yesterday walking home from work.At the cornner of bridge & gay street.The chimmney fell of the winerery and onto the side walk and street!!! Now that was CLOSE!!!!!!
Ken Buckwalter May 05, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Totally inappropriate remark, PHXresident72.
Barry Cassidy May 07, 2012 at 12:40 AM
yes your wife sez hi.
Ike May 09, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Was there a shooting tonight ,may8th near the PA. house?.
Christine Reighard May 09, 2012 at 01:24 AM
There was
Christine Reighard May 09, 2012 at 01:24 AM
It was about 500 feet from my front porch.
Christine Reighard May 09, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Couldn't agree more!
SCANDAL May 09, 2012 at 01:38 AM
YEs I just read about it in the Mercury ./ Boy I really miss LYnn she had spoiled us ...
Ike May 09, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Please ,Lynn ,come back to us.You had the news , like right away.Now , we hardly ever get it.
SCANDAL May 09, 2012 at 02:00 AM
We had to read about from The Mercury who is a not even our local paper . UGHHH We dont even get local Police blotters anymore.
CC May 09, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Christine, do you have any other details? We heard the sirens, saw the police flying by and saw the helicopter. This is waaaay too close to home...
SCANDAL May 09, 2012 at 02:29 AM
@ CC you can go to mercury newspaper online and the whole story is there
CC May 09, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Thanks, Regina!!
SCANDAL May 09, 2012 at 02:55 AM
your welcome CC at least we can all keep each other up to date on here
CC May 09, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I am still not seeing anything on here about the shooting. Maybe I am missing it? I don't know. This seems pretty newsworthy to me. At least we have the link to The Mercury!
SCANDAL May 09, 2012 at 12:37 PM
CC your not missing it not a word about it. Not quite sure why we are never getting newsworthy information about Phoenxville but getting things on other surrounding towns.
Michael Hill May 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Here is the link to the article in the Mercury: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120509/NEWS01/120509372/man-shot-in-car-in-phoenixville&pager=full_story
Bud Horenci May 09, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Patch has pretty much become worthless since Lynn left. The only junk here any more is pretty much pre packaged and used by every Patch in the country with nothing specific to Phoenixville. And there's no mention of significant events either unless the organizers actually enter it into the buried Events section. Nothing on the Celtic Street fair Saturday, nothing on the Dogwood festival starting Monday, no police blotter info, little or no meeting information,.....nothing. Worthless. I've pretty much decided this is my last stop until a local editor is hired. I would suggest others protest as well by staying away. It's a shame really to see all of Lynn's work building the site go down the toilet.
Ike May 09, 2012 at 02:02 PM
AGREE,LYNN was a hellava worker,reporter
ANNONYMOUS May 17, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I think this is a feature story because it does not follow the inverted pyramid style.


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