Morrisville PD: Shooting Outside of HS Remains Open, Lack of “Cooperation” Frustrates Investigation

Digital Reporter- Jeff Bohen

The Morrisville Police Department said it did not expect to solve the shooting incident that took place after a Morrisville High School football game earlier this month due to lack of cooperation.

Police Chief George McClay said on over the weekend the case would remain open with no arrests forthcoming in the near future due to “very little cooperation” from witnesses to the incident.

McClay said in one instance it was explained to one relatives of one alleged witness “the facts of life” and still yet he said “got no where.”

The shooting took place on September 6 around 10 p.m. as a football game at Morrisville High School had just concluded.

According to police, the gunmen left his vehicle and fired three shots into a second vehicle missing the intended target.

Borough officials confirmed a Morrisville high school student suffered a minor injury to a leg, due to flying debris and was released the following Saturday morning.

After the incident, Police interviewed witnesses and sought to collect and review area video surveillance. The shooting occurred on West Palmer Street, about a half-mile away from where the football game took place on West Hendrickson Avenue.

Police have not commented or released footage related to the incident publicly, leading many in the community to wonder if the as yet unidentified shooter is a minor.

After the shooting, superintendent of the school district, Jason Harris released a statement saying the incident was unrelated to the game and district officials were assisting police on the timeline and identifying those involved.


The school district said counseling services would be available the following Monday for students affected by the incident.

McClay said the investigation would remain open and If anyone in the community would like to come forward  to please contact the Morrisville Police Department at 215-295-8111 or click here to submit an anonymous tip.