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UPDATE ON SHOOTING--Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, was asked for an update on last week's random shooting in the Riverview Heights section of the City. 6a00d8341bf7d953ef01a3fd2eb50e970b-320wi

Thursday, April 30 two vehicles parked in the 900 unit block of Powell near Lane Avenue were struck by bullets in the morning. Further investigation by police led to the discovery of a third vehicle and a residence on Lane Avenue near Little Hunter being struck by bullets also. Burkhardt said last week,  "Some residents reported hearing what sounded like several gunshots in the area between 8:30 AM and 9 AM; however, we received no calls regarding gunshots. "

The Lieutenant was asked if the police were able to determine the caliber of gun that was used and if any shell casings were recovered.

"At this point, we aren't able to determine what type of gun was used.  Projectiles were recovered and need to be analyzed."

"No shell casings were recovered at the scene and we were able to find residential surveillance video using our camera registry list. At this point, we don't have any reason to believe that the cars and the residence that were struck were specifically targeted."

Police are asking if anyone has any information or home/business surveillance video in the area of the gunshots (800-900 block of Powell, Lane and Little Hunter Streets, 800 and 900 blocks of Market Street) to call the detective bureau 856-456-7797.

Related: Cars and a Home Struck by Bullets in Riverview Hts. Section of Gloucester City


LIPKIN'S PHARMACY CLOSING—Pharmacist Jim D'Amore, owner of Lipkin’s Pharmacy in Brooklawn, closed the pharmacy on Saturday, May 2 after serving the public for Screen Shot 2020-05-05 at 16.36.08almost 36 years.

D'Amore, 71, and his wife, Karen, 60, who has worked beside him, haven’t taken a vacation during all those years. They wanted to close in February, but with the coronavirus pandemic, they stayed open a few more months, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Jim purchased the pharmacy from Herman Lipkin in 1984, (now deceased) who founded it in the 1920s. He and Karen, who live above the pharmacy, will still open its doors to help customers in need until the closing is finalized.

The D'Amore's said they were forced to close because of the current industry practices are squeezing out small independent pharmacies like theirs.

The Brooklawn American Legion Post 72,  is holding a dinner to honor the couple on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Legion hall. (For tickets, call Howarth at 856-456-8729.)

SOME GOOD NEWS: Beaches in the communities of Avalon and Stone Harbor will open Down the shore 7on Friday, May 8, according to a letter publicized on Monday, May 4 on their website. Here is an excerpt of that letter: 

We are announcing that as of the morning of Friday, May 8, the boroughs of Avalon and Stone Harbor will be uniform in a beach access policy. There will be access to our beaches for walking, running, fishing and surfing  dawn to dusk. There will be no stationary activity on the beach for the time being (chairs, blankets, etc.). Social distancing regulations must be followed. The beaches will be patrolled to make sure that social distancing practices are followed and there are no large groups of people gathered. All regular beach regulations continue to apply. We ask that you follow these temporary rules; unfortunately, if they are not followed, we will again close our beaches. 

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NO MATTER WHAT !-Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said in an interview with CNN  that government leaders and the American people are going to have to suck it up and face the reality that large numbers of people are going to die during the Screen Shot 2020-05-05 at 18.56.25pandemic reported

Christie, a Republican who left office after two terms, said Monday on the CNN podcast The Daily DC that governors are going to have to start opening their economies – even if that means risking lives.

"Of course we want to save every life we can but the question is toward what end ultimately? … There are going to be deaths no matter what," he told interviewer Dana Bash. "That’s the fact of this pandemic. We have a virus that’s killing people."

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