Drive-by Shooter Opens Fire on Police Station

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    There is nearly a $26,000 reward to find the gunman who opened fire on the West Deptford Township Police Station Tuesday. NBC10's Denise Nakano spoke to neighbors who are rattled after the shooting, and one who says she heard the shots. (Published Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014)

    Police are offering over $25,000 to anyone with information leading to the shooter who they say opened fire on a Gloucester County police station Tuesday morning.

    The gunman shot at the West Deptford Township Police headquarters on Crown Point Road shortly after 4 a.m., according to police.

    Investigators believe the shooter targeted the department.

    Investigators say surveillance video shows someone in a dark-colored compact sedan pulling up to the township’s municipal building and opening fire, striking exterior of the police station at least seven times.

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    No one was hurt.

    "This was a drive-by shooting," said Deputy Chief Sean McKenna. " I definitely think that a police officer or the police officers in general were targeted."

    Lt. Stephen Meduri says six bullets hit the outside of the building, but one went through the window of the deputy chief's office. Four officers were working at the time, but only the supervisor was in the station when the shots were fired.

    The driver would make a second pass on the building, according to police.

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    After the shooting, the driver sped off down Crown Point Road.

    Police searched for the vehicle throughout the morning. They also could be seen investigating bullet holes in a door of the brick building. According to investigators, based on the size of the bullet holes, the gun used was at least a .40 caliber.

    Police said they would up patrols but that they didn't feel the public is in any extra danger.

    Enhanced video could help determine the exact make and model of the car.

    A $25,750 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest in the shooting.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (856) 845-2300 or Det. Sgt. Mike Cramer at (856) 625-7599.