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.