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Police Investigating Gunfire in Teaneck

Authorities confirm shots fired in Teaneck Tuesday night

Photo by James Kleimann/Patch.com. Police closed a section of Robinson Street after gunfire erupted Tuesday night.
Photo by James Kleimann/Patch.com. Police closed a section of Robinson Street after gunfire erupted Tuesday night.

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By Noah Cohen 

Police are investigating gunfire reported Tuesday night around Congress Avenue and Robinson Street in Teaneck, near the Englewood border. 

Authorities confirmed shots were fired and said nobody was hit.

A section of Robinson Street was closed for several hours while detectives and the Bergen County Sheriff’s crime scene unit worked at the scene.

Two damaged vehicles were at the scene beyond an area surrounded with crime scene tape, but it was not immediately clear if they were involved. At least two shell casings were marked on the street nearby.

Residents in the area described hearing four to six shots.

Englewood and the Bergen County police K-9 unit were also assisting in the area.

Additional details were not immediately available.

James Kleimann contributed to this report

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Don S. July 09, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Hello Giovanna, thank you for posting this story. I live very close to the vicinity in which this incident took place as I take Robinson Street to go home. I saw the active scene and had to go around the block with yellow tape. If possible, please update us on any new leads to the incident. It is quite unnerving.
Teaneck_Resident July 10, 2013 at 07:45 AM
How about hiring more Teaneck Police Officers and having them out on the street? maybe it's time to lift the residency requirement for incoming Teaneck officers?
Legal Notice July 10, 2013 at 08:45 AM
Obviously law abiding citizens with FID Cards not involved here. Teaneck Police need to stop and frisk more often
Politics.man July 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Do you really thinking hiring more cops is gonna stop violence? No matter how many cops you have, the police are always there after the fact.
Tom Abbott July 10, 2013 at 02:51 PM
The residency requirement for incoming Teaneck officers has not been a problem for maintaining the size of the police force. The reduction in size is a result of council decisions.
Teaneck_Resident July 10, 2013 at 06:13 PM
I agree with Legal Notice...as usual illegal guns were used. However, perhaps criminals such as these will think twice once Sweeney's useless and overly expensive Gun Bill becomes law. Yeah..I'm sure all the criminals will follow the this new law.
Teaneck_Resident July 10, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Politics.man.. I under what Camden has to say about that. Less cops more crime. Hmm...
Teaneck_Resident July 10, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Tom Abbott.. I agree that the reduction in size is the council's decision. And for what it is worth I think the current council is a joke. However, there many trained and experienced cops that are out of work right now and could hit the ground running in Teaneck if the residency requirement was lifted.
Politics.man July 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM
TR.. You can bring the military into that drug/gang infested city of camden and violence will still occur at exponential rates... Bad example buddy.

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