Editor’s note: Unfortunately, I was almost right in the middle of this tonight. Getting a little too close for comfort. I think the Attorney General’s Mobile Task Force is sorely needed. Much of the crime in Pottstown is drug related. It’s time to get serious and ferret out these criminals. This needs to be the first order of business, not tourism. People are not going to flock to Pottstown if it is NOT SAFE! You are putting the cart before the horse.
POTTSTOWN – A shooting that took place in the area of a downtown alley Wednesday evening resulted in at least one victim being taken by car to the hospital and then flown by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital for further treatment.
The patient’s condition and name were unavailable at press time.
Personnel at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center refused to provide any information or even confirm a shooting victim was or had been in the hospital.
However, The Mercury learned from another source that a patient flown from the hospital’s helicopter pad was the shooting victim.