Police probe gunshots
Police seek help from public following reports of shots fired across township
ABINGTON » Residents of the Glenside, Ardsley and Roslyn neighborhoods were awakened early Sunday morning by the sound of gunshots.
Abington police Lt. Steven Fink said Monday that police received 15 to 20 calls between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. Sept. 23 from residents all over the township reporting the sound of gunshots.
The reports turned out to be “credible,” as “around 10 shell casings that all appeared to come from the same type of rifle” were found in one location in Roslyn, he said.
No one was at the scene when police arrived, and there were no signs or reports of anyone being shot
or bullets striking any vehicles or homes, Fink said.
“There were also shots fired in other locations in Glenside and Ardsley and possibly other locations in Roslyn,” he said.
“The majority [of callers] only heard the shots,” Fink
said. “We’re very concerned; the investigation is a priority for us. We would like to talk to anyone who may have seen something or who finds shell casings or whose house may have been hit.”
Two adult males were taken into custody as a result
of the investigation “on unrelated issues” and “have not been charged for this incident,” he said.
One, a Cheltenham resident, was detained on a mental health warrant and taken for treatment, Fink said.
The other, an Abington
man, was arrested on a Montgomery County bench warrant for failure to report for a criminal charge, he said.
“We recovered rifles from both and are doing ballistic testing on them,” and “are investigating their possible
involvement in this incident,” Fink said.
Anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles in the area, found any shell casings or has any information is asked to call either Fink at 267536-1113 or Detective Robert Hill at 267-536-1101.