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Police Yet to Confirm Whether Shots Fired During Fight at Mall

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office continue to investigate an incident that shut down Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening after a fight involving a crowd of 40-50 people.

There were no injuries reported, and no arrests have been made.

The mall re-opened on Friday.

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Police are still investigating unconfirmed reports of shots being fired,  according to Somerset County Prosecutor's Detective Jeanne Trillhaase. Detectives are examining video from security cameras, she added.

“It is an ongoing investigation. No new information is available for release at this time,” she said Saturday afternoon.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said Bridgewater Township Police responded to the mall at 6:27 p.m. following a call that there was a fight in the food court area of the mall.

Bridgewater mall security had separated the crowd, but the fight continued outside in a parking lot, accordng to Trillhaase.

As officers were responding, Trillhaase said there was a call of shots fired.

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