No One’s Talking In Shooting Investigation

SANATOGA PA – No one’s talking, at least so far, to Lower Pottsgrove police detectives as they investigate the Dec. 11 (2019) late-afternoon shooting that occurred at Unit 217 in the Rolling Hills apartment complex on Buchert Road.

In his monthly report Monday (Jan. 6, 2020) to the township Board of Commissioners, Foltz lamented victims and witnesses alike “are uncooperative” as his department presses to determine exactly what happened in the shooting of a 32-year-old male victim inside the apartment. The man suffered a leg wound that was first treated at Pottstown Hospital, and then at the Reading Hospital and Trauma Center.

“Police are confident this was a targeted victim,” the chief noted, but did not specify why.

Officers responded to a call in the complex at about 4 p.m. on the mid-December day, but all involved parties had already fled the scene, the department’s earlier incident report indicated. Detectives obtained search warrants for the residence and several vehicles said to be involved in the incident, but met resistance while conducting interviews.

“We’ve identified persons of interest” in the case, Foltz acknowledged, “but we’re not getting far” due to the unwillingness of witnesses to say what they might know. “I’m not sure where it’s going to end up,” he added.

The investigation remains active. Although it’s been nearly a month since the incident occurred, detectives still hope someone with information will come forward. They can call the department at 610-326-1508, or submit tips anonymously on the department’s CrimeWatch website, here.

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