Police: Shots Fired on County Line Road; Gunman at Large (UPDATED)
Police continue to search for a man with a handgun who allegedly shot four times along County Line Road in Warminster this morning.
Update Saturday, 1:32 p.m.:
Update Friday, 1:04 p.m.:
Police said a business dispute ended in shots being fired in a Warminster eatery Friday morning.
According to police, Jose Delgado, 33, the former owner of MamaJuana’s Kitchen, entered the business and fired four shots in the direction of the current owner just after 10 a.m.
“By the grace of God, we don’t have multiple victims,” said Warminster Chief of Police Mike Murphy at a press conference at the township building following the incident. Three people were present inside the take-out restaurant on East County Line Road at the time of the incident.
Murphy said police were searching for Delgado, who was said to be armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. Police said Delgado was wearing grey pants, a grey jacket with some red detailing and a grey knit cap at the time of the incident.
Murphy said Delgado is believed to have fled the scene in a red Ford Explorer, but had no further information on the car or the direction it was headed.
Delgado’s last known address is in New York City, and Murphy said he might be headed in that direction.
He also said it is possible he is traveling with an associate by the name of Jose Huertas, of the 700 block of Madison Street in Philadelphia.
As of Friday afternoon, detectives were still processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. Murphy said a language barrier presented a challenge, and officers from Horsham Township are helping with the translation.
Nearby William Tennent High School and McDonald Elementary Schools were briefly placed on lockdown following notification of the incident this morning, but that lockdown has been lifted.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Warminster Police Department.
The manhunt continues for an armed man wanted for firing four shots at or near Mamajuana Kitchen along County Line Road near Hatboro (http://goo.gl/maps/VcdPG), according to police.
There are no reports of injuries.
Police describe him as a bald, Hispanic man wearing a green, wool cap and carrying a handgun. He was last seen near Newtown Road in Warminster (http://goo.gl/maps/OF9oA).
William Tennent High School in Warminster was put on lock down as a precaution during the chase, but the school was opened again at about 11 a.m. when it was determined there was no immediate threat. Police believe he has now fled the area.
The incident occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Police will hold a press conference on the event soon.
Come back for updates.