One killed in shooting
No arrests made; second victim not cooperating with police
ROXBOROUGH » More than a week after a fatal shooting in Roxborough, local police say they are no closer to making an arrest due to a second victim’s unwillingness to provide information to police.
The incident — which claimed the life of one man and injured another — took place on the 7700 block of Matthias Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, according to Fifth District police.
“The guy who was shot and killed was sitting in the driver’s seat of the pickup truck,” Sgt. Tom Galonsky of the Fifth District police said.
The fatal shots were fired from outside the vehicle into the truck, according to police.
The man who was injured was standing outside the truck on the passenger side at the time the shots were fired and he ran away from the truck, according to police. The shooter then fled the scene.
That second man was hit in the head, leg and arm and was transported from the scene to Einstein Medical Center for treatment, according to police. He was released from the hospital after about four days.
Both of the victims were not from the area and were about an hour away from home, police said.
The man who died was 32, while the second victim was in his late 20s, according to media reports.
Police have turned to the surviving victim for information about the shooter’s identify but have hit a roadblock.
“The guy who survived the shooting has been uncooperative with police,” Galonsky said eight days after the shooting.
The surviving victim has refused to give police any information about who the shooter was, he said.
No arrests have been made in the case as of Tuesday, Sept. 4.