BARNEGAT, NJ - The sound of gunshots rang out early this morning at 2:20 am in the area of Lexington Boulevard. There are no reported injuries arising from the incident.

"We cannot provide specific details at this time," Barnegat Police Lieutenant Jeff Ryan. "The matter is still under active investigation and we will release additional information regarding the matter when we can."

Unnamed sources claimed they heard as many as eight gunshots and said they were distinctively different than the sound of firecrackers.

The Barnegat Police Department has requested that anyone with information contact Detective William Hetrick or Patrolman Vincent Damiano at 609-698-5000.