On Saturday April 10, 2021 at 0803 hours, Upper Gwynedd Police responded to a home in the 600 block of Rosemont Avenue for a report of a shooting. The house is owned by “Jewish Employment and Vocation Services” and is operated as “Community Living and Home Support” for special needs adults. On scene, officers learned that there were three residents and one employee/caretaker in the house at the time of the incident. The employee is a 25 year old male Philadelphia resident who has been working at the house for appx. 7 years. The employee had a Glock 17, 9mm, handgun that he recently purchased. While the employee was handling the firearm, one round was discharged. The bullet struck a 71 year old male resident under his left eye. Neither the employee or other two residents were injured. The weapon was secured by police at the scene. At no time was there a threat to the general public.
The victim was transported by Volunteer Medical Service Corps. of Lansdale to Abington Hospital – Main, then transferred to Jefferson Hospital where, as of the time of this update, his treatment continues.
The employee is cooperating with police and is not in custody. The investigation is ongoing and will be reviewed by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Upper Gwynedd Police were assisted by Lansdale Borough Police and members of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau.