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Two arrested after shots fired in Atlantic City
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Two arrested after shots fired in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY — Two men were arrested and two handguns were recovered after multiple gunshots were fired early Saturday, police said.

Just after 2:30 a.m., police had responded to a call at Florida and Fairmount avenues when they heard multiple gunshots coming from the 200 block of Florida Avenue. No one was injured, but several vehicles, including a marked police car, were struck by gunfire.

Officer Sean McGettigan responded to the area and located a vehicle fleeing the scene.

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Police said Wilfredo Santiago-Bota, 26, and Edwin Rodriguez, 31, both of Vineland, were in the car and were arrested after two handguns and a 30- round magazine were located in it.

Santiago-Bota was charged with two counts of purchasing firearm parts to manufacture a firearm without a serial number and unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of large capacity magazine, certain person not to possess a weapon and aggravated assault, police said.

Rodriguez was charged with two counts of purchasing firearm parts to manufacture a firearm without a serial number and unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of large capacity magazine and certain person not to possess a weapon, police said.

Both men were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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