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UPDATE: Authorities ID Christmas Shooting Victim

Police say 24-year-old Paul Brown was found shot in his car in an alley in Norristown on Christmas night.

UPDATE: Authorities ID Christmas Shooting Victim UPDATE: Authorities ID Christmas Shooting Victim UPDATE: Authorities ID Christmas Shooting Victim UPDATE: Authorities ID Christmas Shooting Victim

UPDATE: [9:50 p.m.] Authorities have identified the victim in the fatal Christmas night shooting in Norristown as 24-year-old local man Paul Brown. Friends and loved one's mourned his loss publicly via social media following the news of the killing Tuesday night, Dec. 25.

According to the Norristown Police Department, police were dispatched to the alley behind 120 Wayne Ave. in Norristown at 4:41 p.m. for a report of a shooting. On the scene, they discovered Brown sitting in the driver's seat of his 1997 Buick Sedan with multiple gunshot wounds. He was reportedly transported by Plymouth Ambulance to Mercy Suburban Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Both Norristown Police and the Montgomery County Detectives are investigating the homicide and ask anyone with information to call the Norristown Police Department at 610 270-0977 or Montgomery County Detective Bureau 610 278-3368.

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Original story:

Norristown Police responded to the area of West Scott Alley and Park Alley at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Christmas night, Tuesday, Dec. 25, for a report of a shooting and are now investigating a homicide.

According to authorities, a 24-year-old unidentified local man has been pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds. There is no suspect and police are investigating the crime in collaboration with Montgomery County Detectives.

On the scene, police reportedly recovered over 10 shells in the alley. Authorities are currently questioning witnesses from the scene.

Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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