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Gunmen Fire Shots at Gas Station on Route 22 in Hillside

By rlsmetro on
Hillside

Authorities in Union County are investigating  circumstances surrounding a shots-fired incident at a gas station on a highway in Hillside overnight. 

According to preliminary reports, police responded to reports of shots fired at the BP Gas Station located on US-22 around midnight. 

According to police, when units arrived at the scene, they found shell casings, but none of the employees or customers were injured. 

Police believe that a dark-colored vehicle pulled up at the gas station then gunfire erupted. 

Several suspects occupying the car fled the scene eastbound on US-22 and were last observed in Newark. 

Police are looking into the possibility of an armed robbery of the business but have not determined or released the motive at this time.