Woman Fires Revolver After Argument Over Antique: Cops

Police are still searching for the shooter

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    The owner of a Turnersville, NJ Antiques Store and her family talked to NBC10's Rosemary Connors Thursday night about a shooting that took place inside the shop. The dispute started over a lay-away item.

    Police are searching for a woman who fired at a Gloucester County antique shop owner after an argument this afternoon.

    Joy Piddington, owner of  "Antiques Only" in Turnersville, describes to NBC10's Rosemary Connors exactly what happened. "She had the gun pointed right at me for her $35 deposit from a year and a half ago," says Piddington.

    The dispute was over an antique item that had been on layaway.

    "I picked up the phone and said I'm calling 9-1-1 and then I thought she must really need this money to be here with a gun pointed at me," says Piddington. "So I took a $20 and threw it kind of at her and took my hand and pushed the gun away."

    Washington Township Police say after walking out of the store, the woman turned and fired her revolver into the shop.

    The bullet went through a window, but no one was hit.

    "If someone would shoot a gun over $35, they'll do just about anything so I am very scared for my mom," says Emily Mines, daughter.

    The shooter, estimated to be in her late 50s to early 60s, drove off from the store on Ganttown Road in a red-colored compact car. Police are working to identify her.

     


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