STOCKERTOWN, Pa. - After reports of homes in Stockertown being hit by gunfire in recent years people who live in that area are concerned and want to know what will be done to stop it.
“Whenever we get a call from Stockertown we investigate it, the police investigate it, and if they need assistance from the district attorney's office, we will also have a county detective investigate it,” said Northampton County District Attorney Terence Houck.
A house on Dogwood Lane was just recently hit by gunfire, and neighbors believe the bullets are coming from the nearby gun club. However, District Attorney Houck says the gun club shifted their direction away from the residential area.
“We don't know if these people are rogue shooting from the area of the gun range when we do get complaints, or whether there are people that are just shooting at targets and stuff like that,” said Houck.
One resident who didn't want to be on camera said she is worried that nothing will be done until someone gets severely injured or dies.
“Every single time there's a complaint there's an investigation by the police department but unfortunately as I said most of the time we're just getting people pointing at the holes, to the point where this was brought up with a Stockertown gun club again and some action was taken on their part to move the range,” said Houck.
Houck says there are things that residents can do to follow up with police if they are unsure where the investigation is going.
“If they go to Pennsylvania State Police and if they don't hear anything in return, they're certainly within their right to call us,” said Houck.
The gun club did not immediately return our call asking for comment.