Police Work To End BB Gun Shooting Spree In Delaware County
By Elizabeth Hur
UPPER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) - Police are working to end a BB gun shooting spree before anyone else gets hurt.
One of the victims spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News.
Pointing to his neck where he was shot with a BB gun, Eric Goldhorn explained, “It was fully lodged in there.”
The 15-year-old had to have the BB removed at a hospital.
Goldhorn said, “It was shocking. I did not expect that to happen. It was weird.”
Goldhorn’s father, Bob added, “Doctor said if it was one inch over, it would have hit his main artery in his neck and he possibly could have bled out on site.”
It happened during one of his routine runs down Dog Kennel Road off of Rose Tree Road last Wednesday afternoon. Police say the same culprits may have struck again this Tuesday less than a mile away in the parking lot of a Sunoco gas station at the corner of Rose Tree and N. Providence Roads.
A 28-year-old woman, according to police, was approached from behind by someone asking for a cigarette. When she turned around, police say, she was shot in the eye with a BB gun.
Lisa Sparling of Upper Providence responded, “We even decided today to stay off this road for awhile.”
Those who live and jog in the area are nervous. Goldhorn says he is out running again, perhaps more watchful now after falling victim to someone who fired from a small grey sedan.
“The car looked full. It probably was young people,” Goldhorn recalled.
“It’s crazy. If kids are doing this, they’re taking BBs to a new level. Now you’re trying to hurt people, it’s not just fun,” Goldhorn’s father said.
In addition to the two incidents in Upper Providence Township, a third victim, a man reported that he was hit with a BB gun or a pellet gun in the hand this Monday on Route 291 in Tinicum Tonwship.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Upper Providence Township Police Detective Divisin at (610) 566-8445.