Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Police Seize Uzi after Reports of Gunfire

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Police Seize Uzi after Reports of Gunfire

Article excerpt

PATERSON - City police confiscated a loaded Uzi assault rifle and arrested three men after responding to reports of gunfire near Roberto Clemente Park on Monday night, authorities said.

The city's sound-activated gunshot detection system issued an alert at about 7:10 pm that five shots had been fired on Rose Street, police said.

Police officers then began looking for the suspects, who were reported to be fleeing south on Summer Street in a Toyota Corolla, authorities said. Within minutes, the officers stopped the Toyota on East 19th Street, near 20th Avenue, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said.

The assault rifle, along with a loaded 25-round magazine, was in the car, police said.

Police are investigating whether the suspects were shooting at someone or something, Speziale said. There are homes in the area where the shooting took place. …

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