Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon gunfight on Cohansey Street. At 3:55 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of the street for a report of gunshots, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

A man wearing a blue and white surgical mask was walking west on the sidewalk, firing multiple rounds from a black handgun at a two-door, tan car, police said. At the same time, a passenger in the car was firing back at the man on the sidewalk.

The car left the area, going north on Cohansey, while the man left in the opposite direction on foot, police said.

Police described the man in the mask as Black with short hair, a thin build, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 20 to 25 years old. No injuries were reported, police said.

— Molly Bilinski

Police asked witnesses to call detectives at 856-451-0033 or text their information to tip411.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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