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Fight Between Customers, Employees Result in Shots Fired Inside West Orange AutoZone; Injuries

West Orange

West Orange Police are investigating a shooting that erupted inside a business in the city this afternoon, 

According to police, at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the West Orange Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the AutoZone located at 7 Main Street in West Orange.

Officials said Orange Police also responded to the scene.

According to West Orange Police officials, the shooting resulted from a verbal altercation inside the store a short time earlier between several customers and employees that turned physical.

Police say an employee was subsequently shot by one of the suspects engaged in the fight but suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

The suspects and shooter fled the scene before police arrived and a description of the fleeing vehicle was given to officers.

Detectives from the WOPD secured the scene and are conducting an ongoing investigation.

This is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to public safety.