Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at bowling alley in East Norriton

Authorities say one person is dead and four others are injured following a shooting inside a bowling alley Saturday night in Montgomery County.

Police responded to Our Town Alley on the 2900 block of Swede Road in East Norriton just before 7 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Authorities said the shooting erupted during a fight between two groups.

A 29-year-old man later identified as Frank Wade was pronounced dead at the scene. Four additional victims who range in age from 31-19 are in unknown condition.

The Montogomery County District Attorney's Office on Sunday identified 17-year-old Jamel Barnwell as a suspect. He has been charged with first and third-degree murder and a number of related offenses. 

"This isn't a common occurrence here, this is a relatively safe neighborhood the community is small," Pasquale said.

Our Town Alley on Sunday night extended condolences to the victims and said its management and staff are "devastated" by the deadly shooting. The statement went on to echo Cheif Pasquale's sentiments about the East Norriton community.

"Just as we have been recovering from this difficult past year, we will also recover from this event. We affirm our mission to maintain a family-friendly, fun entertainment center," the statement read.



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