Gunfire Erupts at Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford

Police took several people into custody overnight after gunfire erupted on the first night of the annual State Fair in East Rutherford.

Reports of shots fired had police rushing to a section of the amusement park at around 11:30 p.m. where upon their quick arrival, police located shells casings and over a hundred carnival goers running from the scene.

There were no reports of anyone struck by bullets, but EMS treated at least one person for a nose injury according to preliminary reports.

Police detained about four people as they set up a crime scene and launched an investigation into the motive for the shooting.

Officials and police immediately evacuated the fair.

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