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