BREAKING NEWS At least two police officers have been shot and injured in a standoff in which a gunman fired a rifle from a rooftop in Newark
- At least two police officers were injured in a gunfight in Newark, New Jersey
- The gunman fired a rifle from a roof and fired directly at the police
- The suspect remains at large
- This is a story in development
At least two police officers were injured in Newark, New Jersey, during a shootout with a gunman firing from a rooftop.
There are reports that the gunman used a rifle around 2 p.m. Tuesday and fired directly at the police.
The shooting reportedly took place near the intersection of Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue in Weequahic, Newark.
The suspect is still at large, and FBI, ATF and US Marshals are all present, a Fox5NY reporter at the scene said.
SWAT units are now on site to assist in the search for the suspect.
In a tweet, Governor Phil Murphy said:
“I am aware of and closely monitoring an unfolding situation in Newark. I am in contact with the local authorities and the state is providing the requested resources. We will continue to support local law enforcement and make sure all residents are safe.”
The gunman allegedly fired around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, injuring at least two officers