ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities tonight responded to an initial report of shots fired a block away from where residents were attending the city’s annual National Night Out event.

An initial report from a BNN said police heard shots and found a parked car with bullet holes in it on Westminster Avenue around 9:20 p.m. Authorities could be seen blocking off a section of Westminster Avenue between Parker Road and Pingry Place.

Multiple city police vehicles and an emergency service unit were on scene. 

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The annual National Night Out event took place at School No. 26 at 631 Westminster Ave. hours before. People were still enjoying a viewing of “Smurfs: The Lost Village” in the school’s field while police were responding.

Several members from the police and fire departments were at the event earlier this evening, which gave residents a chance to meet with first responders on a face-to-face basis. 

This a developing story.

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