UPDATED: Drive-by shooting at South Jersey police building

A drive-by shooter targeted a Gloucester County police department early Tuesday morning.

According to a press release from the West Deptford Police, the incident happened at about 4:05 a.m., when a small, dark-colored sedan drove eastbound through their parking lot at 400 Crown Point Rd. Seven rounds were fired at the building. The vehicle then fled the scene, but not before surveillance cameras mounted on the building caught a glimpse of it.

Six bullets hit the outside of the building and the seventh went through the window of the deputy chief’s office, Lt. Stephen Meduri told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Four officers were working at the time, but only the supervisor was in the station when the shots were fired.

Deputy Chief Sean McKenna said at a news conference Tuesday that the department had not received threats, but “they were clearly out to hurt one of our officers.”

Police have video of the suspect’s vehicle, but not of the shooting. Authorities are trying to enhance the video to gather license plate and vehicle information. Meduri said it’s unclear how many people were in the car. He described the bullets as “large-caliber,” without elaborating.

Police had received several “soft leads,” McKenna said, and were continuing to receive tips Tuesday.

A $3,000 reward was being offered by the local police union for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Michael Cramer at 856-853-4599 ext. 164.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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