July 7, 2022, Shooting-Press Release
On July 7, 2022, at 9:49 p.m., Lansdale Police responded to the West Hancock Street unit block in the Borough of Lansdale for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found three adult males with multiple gunshot wounds. EMS responded and transported the victims to area hospitals for treatment. Although the exact extent of their injuries has not been confirmed at this time, all three victims appeared to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The victims said they were shot while in the West Mt. Vernon Street unit block and then ran to the 34 West Hancock Street area. Officers responded to the West Mt. Vernon Street unit block and located approximately (10) casings on the roadway. Detectives from the Lansdale Police Department and surrounding departments responded and began processing the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were walking west on West Mt. Vernon Street (south side of the street) when a vehicle approached and the occupants of that vehicle began shooting. The vehicle then fled at high speed.
The victims have been identified as:
- Nasir Miller – 19, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
- Samir Harris – 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Malicahi Swindell – 21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This shooting is being investigated in connection with the June 6, 2022 shooting on West Fifth Street in Lansdale. As of June 6e the Nasir Miller incident was also a victim and casings from both shootings are consistent.
A very concerning aspect of these two incidents is the absolute lack of cooperation of the victims in this investigation. During last night’s investigation, the victims were deliberately trying to hide their mobile phones from the police.
The reality is that the perpetrators of these shootings are most likely known to the victims and others. We ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact the police with your advice. This can be done anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org
While we don’t believe there is a specific threat to the community, people who engage in brazen behaviors like these create a dangerous situation for everyone.
We would like to thank Montgomery Township Police, Towamencin Township Police, Upper Gwynedd Township Police, Lower Salford Township Police and Hatfield Township Police for their prompt assistance. We would also like to thank VMSC, the Fairmount Fire Department and the Lansdale Fire Marshal for their assistance as well.