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Gunfire Erupts Outside Bogota Bar Killing One Person


The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit, the Bogota Police Department, and other local agencies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early this morning in Bogota, NJ.

According to preliminary reports, at approximately 1:43 a.m., the Bogota Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of shots fired outside Buddy’s Bar, 13 East Fort Lee Road, in Bogota.

Officers from the Bogota, Teaneck, and Ridgefield Park Police Departments responded to the scene, where they found a 28-year-old male on the front lawn of a nearby house, 286 Leonia Avenue, Bogota, suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects fled the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released at a later time.