Monday, February 25, 2013
Lehigh County coroner says the manner of a death at a Brookstone Drive home was a suicide.
Monday morning's death in Lower Macungie Township at the location of a reported shooting fatality has been ruled a suicide, according to the Lehigh County coroner. Coroner Scott Grim said Monday evening that a 32-year-old woman from Drexel Hill, Delaware County, was pronounced dead in an incident at 1698 Brookstone Drive. He ruled the manner of death a suicide, but declined to offer further details. Earlier in the day, state police Lt. Paul Gaspich confirmed that a shooting death had occurred at the residence. Yellow police tape outlined a police investigation perimeter at the townhome in the Heritage Heights development. A report released Tuesday morning by state police at Fogelsville estimated the time of the suicide between 8:45 and 9:…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
After a deadly shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh Temple Sunday morning, the greater Philadelphia Sikh community calls for more gun control and cultural understanding.
This weekend, over 2,000 members of the Sikh community from the Philadelphia area and beyond came to Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill to participate in the Philadelphia Sikh Society’s (PSS) 12th annual Sikh Games of Philadelphia. According to Narinder Singh, secretary of the PSS, which is located in Millbourne, Delaware County, the festive two-day event draws members of the Sikh community from as far away as New York and Maryland. The Aug. 5 event at Bonner had participants of all ages playing volleyball, soccer, wrestling, races and the traditional "Kabbaddee," a tag-game similar to Jailbreak. "Our reason is to memorialize the Sikh martyrs," Dharam Singh Khalsa, a PSS founding member, said. He explained that the annual sporting…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
"They had hopes for the future and dreams that were not yet fulfilled, and if there’s anything to take away from this tragedy, it’s a reminder that life is fragile."
President Barack Obama dedicated his weekly address to remembering the tragedy of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." "While we will never know fully what causes someone to take the life of another, we do know what makes that life worth living," Obama said. See our video above for the president's full remarks. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney also issued a statement in response to the incident. According to the Huffington Post, Romney called for citizens to focus on loving each other and those affected by what he called "a few moments of evil." You can watch the video of Romney's remarks here.
Monday, April 25, 2011
WFMZ talks to father of shooting victim
A 29-year-old South Whitehall man was shot multiple times early Monday morning when three armed men dressed in black broke into his home at 2998 South Drive. South Whitehall police Sgt. Thomas Gersbach identified the victim as Jermine Herod. He said Herod was rushed by family members to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where he is still being treated. He said no others were shot but that some others in the home were treated for minor injuries. Gersbach said the Herod family awoke to the three armed men, who intended to rob the family. In the process, Jermine Herod was shot multiple times inside the home, he said. Seven people were in the house at the time. South Whitehall police were called at 4:25 p.m. Gersbach did not disclose how the…