Gunfire Erupt Near Park in East Orange Locks Down School

There were no severe injuries reported for a shooting that erupted in a park in East Orange this afternoon.

Gunfire rang out near the Oval Park sending police to the scene where they searched the area for a suspect responsible for the shooting.

Police set up a crime scene in the area where they located shell casings and other evidence according to preliminary reports.

The Gordon Parks Academy School was placed on a lockdown status due to the investigation.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. East Orange city officials did not respond to public information calls.