PAULSBORO, NJ (May 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Four males and one female were injured, none sustaining life-threatening wounds, when a fight broke out at a birthday party early Saturday, May 12, and shots were fired outside an Elks Club at West Buck and Pennline streets in Paulsboro.
The shootings are believed to be an isolated incident between individuals who knew each other, and there is no reason for concern in the wider community, said borough Police Chief Vernon Marino. No suspects have been arrested at this time. The incident is under investigation by the Paulsboro Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
Borough police were dispatched to the club location at 1:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired. It was determined that one male had been punched and knocked down outside the Elks Club and gunfire then occurred.
Three males and the female victim were wounded by gunfire. One male was injured, but was not shot, in esaping from the scene. Victims were transported to Inspira Hospital in Woodbury and Cooper Medical Center in Camden NJ for treatment. Those attending the party were from several communities in Gloucester and Salem counties.
Based on the discovery of multiple types of shell casings at the scene, it is believed that more than one shooter was involved in the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Ridinger or Det. Minnitti of the Paulsboro PD at 856-423-1101 or the borough police anonymous tipline at 856-423-6222, or Det. Michael Bates of the GCPO at 856-384-5552.