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Shooting at a Municipal Court in New Jersey: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A gunman opened fire in the the municipal court building in the Bordentown Township in New Jersey this afternoon, according to NBC Philadelphia. The gunshot was fired in the tax collector’s office in the building.

This is a breaking story so stay tuned to updates.

Here’s what we know so far:


1. Bordentown’s Police Chief Was Hit

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BREAKING NOW: Person transported from #Bordentown Municipal Bldg w/ "penetrated wound". #SkyFox @Fox29Philly pic.twitter.com/XvL9FOoFqQ

— Alissa Ingram (@AlissaFox29) May 6, 2014

According to local reports, Bordentown Police Chief Frank Nucera was hit in the leg during the incident. Nucera was taken from the building and is being treated at a nearby hospital in Trenton, according to CBS Philadelphia. Nucera also serves as the township administrator and was visiting the tax collector’s office.


2. The Gunfire Broke Out at 4 P.M.

New Jersey Courtroom Shooting

The scene outside the court less than an hour after the shooting. (NBC Philadelphia)

The shooting happened at around 4 p.m., reports ABC Philadelphia.


3. A Youngster Pulled the Trigger

A juvenile is responsible for the gun shot, reports ABC Philadelphia.


4. Bordentown is a Small Town in Burlington County

The Bordentown Township has a population of 11,367. The building where the shooting took place is home to the local police, tax collector and public works.


5. The Municipal Court Typically Deals With Minor Offenses

The court is located at 1 Municipal Drive in Bordentown. On the court’s official website, the courtroom is now closed for the day. Typically the court deals with motor and traffic offense, disorderly conduct, and the breaching of fish and game laws.

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