More than a dozen police officers from at least six police departments responded to a report of “shots fired” around 7 p.m. Wednesday night in the 3000 block of Main Street in Sumneytown.
Police were dispatched to the address for a report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. The woman went to a neighbor’s house to call for help and waited there for police to arrive.
According to a police report, a Marlborough Township police officer responded and witnessed a shooting upon his arrival. Police Chief Darren Morgan reported that a neighbor fired a handgun into the ground. The officer and the couple on the scene were not hit.
The neighbor, a 66-year-old man, was taken into custody. Police are investigating to find a reason why the man fired the gun.