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BREAKING: Rooftop Sniper Shoots 2 NJ Cops, Gunman On The Loose

Newark, NJ – At least two New Jersey police officers were shot by a sniper using a long gun firing from a rooftop in Newark on Tuesday, and the gunman is still on the loose.

The gunman began shooting at police officers at about 2 p.m. on Nov. 1 near the intersection of Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue in Weequahic, the Daily Mail reported.

Two officers were wounded and there were reports that the gunman was using a sniper-style rifle.

The suspect has not yet been apprehended, FOX News reported.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and US Marshals were all on the scene assisting in the investigation and the hunt for the gunman, the Daily Mail reported.

SWAT units were leading a search for the shooter but at this time, authorities have not yet publicly identified any suspects.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy posted about the ongoing incident on social media, the Daily Mail reported.

“I am aware of and closely monitoring an unfolding situation in Newark,” Murphy tweeted. “I am in touch with local authorities and the State is providing resources as requested. We will continue to support local law enforcement and ensure that all residents are safe.”

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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