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Berkeley Police Investigating Reports Of Gunshots Fired Near Good Luck Point

Berkeley Township schools notified, extra officers stationed in area around dismissal time

Berkeley police are interviewing residents who reported seeing a white male driving an SUV fire shots into the Barnegat Bay near Good Luck Point this afternoon, Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said.

"We believe it to be an isolated incident," he said. "We are interviewing other people who confirmed they heard gunshots."

Berkeley Township school district officials were notified of the incident as a precaution, since it occurred at 3:15 p.m., around dismissal time, Smith said.

"We positioned extra officers in the area to insure the safety of the children," he said.

The incident occurred near Dorrance Drive and Bayview Avenue, in the Bayville section of the township. The driver was seen heading down Bayview Avenue into neighboring Ocean Gate, Smith said.

There are no reports of injuries or property damage, he said.

"The investigation will be continuing into the evening," Smith said.

Anyone with any information should contact Smith at the police department at 732-341-1132, ext. 155, or call the main number at 732-341-6600.

proud April 19, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Well, maybe they will hit an obstruction; their boat will sink; the gun will be lost; they will drown; and, the Sandy victims will wake up only to find that it was all just a bad dream ala Judy Garland and Bobby Ewing.
earsforward April 19, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Yes, click your heels and take your bennies back to the filthy cities and maybe just maybe clean water and freedom will return to the bay area.
Ms.W April 20, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Lmao if it weren't for the bennies you people would still be going around with no teeth and broke due to the lack of spending they do here in this area and the amount of money they spend to live down here
CRMOM3 May 13, 2013 at 09:42 AM
This same incident occured a few years back on pelican island, the actor was also shooting into the bay, but unfortunately a bullet went through a home and peirced the homeowners entertainment center. The evidence was right there,intact,in the entertainment center! The incident was swept under the rug, because the actor was in fact a drunken off duty Berkeley police officer! Major players involved to keep this quiet.
CRMOM3 May 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Just wondering why the township attorney, the BA, and PD is keeping the Shaklee report under wraps. The above mentioned incident and others are all there in black and white. The Shaklee report is a secret investigation done while John Weinlein was chief and contains all the facts and misgivings of the police dept.The conclusion of the report states that the are several incidents that are recommended to be presented to the prosecutors office as there is at least five police personnel, some with rank, that should be investigated and prosecuted. Isn't the investigation the town payed attorney Richard,Shaklee (Wall Twp.) Public information. During the mayoral campaign, we were all led to believe that this damaging report would be addressed? More empty promises and tons of political favors still keeping this a secret fro the residents of Berkeley twp.

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