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Police Still Looking for Gunman in Saturday Shooting

A 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 22.

A 20-year-old man was hospitalized after he was shot in the borough on Saturday, Phoenixville Police confirmed.

According to Cpl. Patrick Mark, the man was shot in the lower left leg and transported to Phoenixville Hospital after the 4:30 a.m. December 22 incident.

There were no witnesses and Mark, citing the sensitive nature of the investigation, declined to provide the precise location of the shooting or speak to its motive.

Mark said the department is still working to identify the shooter as well.

Pville resident December 29, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Enough. All, get back on track here. This is not the forum for insults and name calling. Use your knowledge of the trouble here in this town, along with your energy to make a positive impact. I for one will be at the next Borough meeting to speak up. How about joining me and bringing some neighbors? Thanks
harry finster December 29, 2012 at 06:42 AM
it needs more than most people have to repair abandon the sinking ship
harry finster December 29, 2012 at 06:50 AM
ithink malvern is a lot better ,chester county is nnot low crime ,compare it to boise idahoe
Barry Cassidy December 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM
happy holiday ike
Caren Kolter December 29, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Maybe we should get Barry to hang out at the Slovak club and back into the ville. That would take care of the issues.
fox December 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Regarding the slovak club i have been a member20 years and nwver observed any illegal activities. They don't even have gambling machines like all the other clubs. You must be involved in drugs to even know such a thing. Recently some members were flagged for. Fighting. Are you one of them trying to start. rumors? I lived here all my life and this is a small reputable club. And as for the police they are doing a fine job in this town!
Ike December 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Same to you , Barry. Yo you know that even Richard Nixon has got SOUL. Tellem Neil!
Ike December 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM
You are so right ,Fox. I been a member for , like,like ever..There have been some that like to get high , the younger ones, but not many , and they dont do it in the club. And if they get caught,, THEY ARE OUTTA OF HERE!
Rxtxs323 December 31, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Hey pville resident. Mine to schuykill township or east pikeland. Kimberton maybe. That's how u solve that problem. Anything from Washington til the north side. Quite frankly sucks
Rxtxs323 December 31, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Move to*
Ike December 31, 2012 at 07:52 PM
1 , i dont know who this officer Marks is , but i dont think that he is morbidly obese. Cant be , dont they have to take a test , be in great shape? you know , they do have to chase the crooks. Tasers dont shoot that far. Did they get the shooter yet? Most likey unless someone tells , they wont. It gots to be drugs.... I would think.
Nemo Wine December 31, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Obesity is just too much fat. Obesity is not too much weight. Body mass index, caliper measuring of love handles, or submersion in a tank of water are three ways to tell.
DJ2 January 02, 2013 at 09:32 PM
I live fairly close to the area where this shooting took place. Recently, I was out walking my dog, talking to neighbors in that area, and was surprised that many did not know about this shooting. Yes, people need to actively participate to help stem crime. But it is also a two way street. Have the police informed people in that area? Did they catch the shooter? Identify the victim? Wouldn't the police want help in that? Shouldn't they have asked neighbors for information? Furthermore, I was shocked to find out that the corner of Buchanan and Washington (where the shooting took place?) is a bus stop for kindergarten children! Wow.
jk January 03, 2013 at 05:44 PM
The only reason i heard about the shooting was because i heard the police talking as they were picking up shell casings. Clearly, "somewhere in the borough" really isnt making an effort to inform the community of an actual public safety issue.
Crazy Dazy January 04, 2013 at 02:04 AM
It's sad to hear of this considering I grew up on Carey Street and the 500 Blk. Of Washington Ave. That was back when the neighborhoods were safe to send your kids out till dark. I remember a shooting that occurred when I was young, and it was at the end of Washington in front of Breckenbridge. A guy got shoot numerous times from a shot-gun. As a child that's was terrible to witness, and I don't envy these kids today. They walk around with this sense of entitlement, and lack of respect for elders. I know their is a major epidemic of prescription pills, and heroin use. There's a drug house at least on every street. It starts at home with the parents setting an example. Instead we live in a society where kids are home alone majority of the time, and studies show most things happen between 3-6 pm with teens. NO PARENTS, NO GUIDANCE, NO GOD. When I grew up I had a God to believe in, and these kids are clueless. They only know how to survive the way they do. They don't even fist fight they use guns. It's sad to see that what was once a great neighborhood, has gone to shit, because people are afraid to stand up.
DJ2 January 04, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I agree with your statement that people need to stand up. But again, I don't think the police are working effectively with the public, especially in this case. Many neighbors still don't know about this shooting, and yet parents and their kindergarten children are lining up on this corner every morning to get on the school bus. The police are ok with that?
Nemo Wine January 05, 2013 at 03:36 PM
fox, didn't LCB pull the illegal gambling machines out of the Slovak Club once before? do you know why LCB sent agents into the Slovak Club on January 3, 2013?
Nemo Wine January 05, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Ike, I've witnessed multiple Slovak Club employees using drugs inside the Slovak Club on many occasions. When you say about members, "they dont do it in the club," are you omniscient?
Ike January 05, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Well , Nemo , how much do you drink?? ..I havnt been in there last year , just to pay my dues . I know it not a big thing in there , like i sid ,,sure a few , but not a lot. And can i ask you a ? . Are you the one who got flagged . Iam not being a smart azz, but did you. Or are you one of those who they dont let in ?
Ike January 05, 2013 at 04:07 PM
1 , LET ME PANT YOU ON THE BACK,, I think your not one of tthose who need it .AS SOME DO . WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR TIME AND WANT TO BE REWARDED , THATS IS UGLY.... YES , I AGREE WITH YOU , WE HAVE FAMILY WHO DONT NEED NUTTY BROTHERS, BUGGING THEM. . Some up in here think they are real tough guys and gals,, these days you dont really know , what they are , since they dont know them selves... .. I FOR ONE KNOW MORE IN MY LITTLE FINGER ABOUT THIS TOWN THAN THESE TOUGH GUYS AND GALS. AND WHEN I DO GO TO MEETINGS , ITS LIKE WHEN SOME TALK , THE ONES WHO ARE SITTING IN THE CHAIRS ROLLS THIER EYES AT THEM. 1 YOU SHOULD RUN FOR COUCIL, I WOULD VOTE FOR YOU ,,, YOUR A REAL MAN .. NOT A SISSY BOY. NOW THE POLICE REALLY NEED SOME GET SOME HELP. RETRAIN SOME OF THEM.... SOME OF THEM ARE GOOD ,,, AND SOME BAD ,, AND SOME ARE VERY RUDE , WHO DONT KNOW WHATS UP! ... OK HAVE A NICE DAY ... I THINK ILL GO TRY THE PIZZA AT THE CORNER , ABOUT NOON ILL BE THERE , KEEP HEARING ITS REALLY GOOD.
Ike January 05, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I was talking to a life long resident of Washington ave. ,down by Carney st while eating apizza at that new place by the high bridge,,VERY GOOD PIE, IN FACT,Plus no sisy in the place. And it sounded like the Police were really no hope , i mean help to any of the residents down there. I hope someone tell on who ever shot this kid , or the kid tell himself, cause it looks like thta the only way they gonna get whomever did this....Please,, the good police we have ,, hepl the others in there job. I wont names names , but there are some really great ones.Hope they stay. And teach the others how to act. and work. Be safe...
Nemo Wine January 08, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Paul, really? No it isn't. There were probably a few murders in Norristown in the last few days alone. Phoenixville has property crime, but violent crime is not as bad as you believe. Malvern is more dangerous than Phoenixville. Spring City is less dangerous than Phoenixville. The violent crime that we do have is more concentrated in the Borough and not the surrounding areas of Phoenixville. The Borough is a small area, so per square mile it makes sense to focus resources on the Borough when combating violent crime. But per person, we are actually quite safer than many communities in Chester County and the Commonwealth.
Nemo Wine January 08, 2013 at 04:20 AM
Take a look at violent crime in Phoenixville http://patch.com/N-fHYz
fox January 09, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Take a look at your own life
Nemo Wine January 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM
fox, I didn't know you were a philosopher. Take a look at the new Scoda talisman! He has his eye on you... http://snipurl.com/2635oqp
Nemo Wine January 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Is this a new record for Phoenixville? "William Shawell Jr., 29, of Pottstown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police and driving under the influence in a June incident in which he crashed into at least 10 parked cars and a police patrol cruiser when an officer tried to pull him over." http://snipurl.com/263hlc8
harry finster January 11, 2013 at 02:44 AM
that includes people who live in the surrounding area ,if you just included people from the "boro" the per capita would be way higher
Nemo Wine January 11, 2013 at 09:31 AM
harry, Yes, that's what I said in response to Paul Dougherty and what karlub said in response to harry finster. I said, "The violent crime that we do have is more concentrated in the Borough and not the surrounding areas of Phoenixville. The Borough is a small area, so per square mile it makes sense to focus resources on the Borough when combating violent crime. But per person, we are actually quite safer than many communities in Chester County and the Commonwealth." Yes, all of Phoenixville dilutes the violence per capita as compared to just the Borough of Phoenixville (the Borough Center) by including the surrounding areas that are less populated. Even if you focus on the Borough, it's still not that bad. Instead of all of Phoenixville being between Malvern on the riskier side and Spring City on the safer side, the Borough is between Bethlehem on the riskier side and Kennett Square on the safer side, maybe just under 3.0 per 100,000 instead of 2.23 per 100,000. That makes the Borough of Phoenixville about 1/3 more dangerous as compared to all of Phoenixville or put another way, all of Phoenixville is about 1/4 less dangerous as compared to the Borough of Phoenixville. That puts things in perspective. But the Borough is still a small area with a large population, so it still makes sense to focus resources on the Borough when combating violent crime. Comparing regions within Phoenixville to the Borough will be more pronounced, however.
Nemo Wine January 11, 2013 at 09:32 AM
The percentage of solved cases versus unsolved cases is another way to look at it. Sex crimes are more difficult to solve and get convictions as compared to DUI and overt drug offenses. The idea is to keep ratcheting things down, from year to year, across the board. Training and career development are more important than just numbers of police officers. One more detective is a good thing, as Martha Steward would say. Unemployment figures for our area are way up in the past few years due to the crappy economy, and that must put some pressure on the numbers, arguably up or down.
jk April 12, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Still no arrest i assume? Bet they have stopped plenty of people from safely walking home drunk though.

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