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Authorities investigating shots fired incident in Somerset County

MANVILLE BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – Authorities are investigating a report of shots fired in the area of North 6th Avenue in Manville Borough Sunday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

On June 20, at around 3:26 a.m., police responded to the area of North 6th Avenue for a report of a man with a gun. Responding officers were further advised of ten possible gunshots reported being fired, Robertson said.

Upon arrival, officers canvassed the area but did not locate an active shooter and no injuries or property damage were reported to be sustained, Robertson said.

Detectives from the Manville Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, Robertson said.

Anyone with information relating to the shots fired to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Manville Police Department at 908-725-1900 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888 577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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