Burlington Neighborhoods Have Become War Zones, Shooting Galleries, Prosecutor Says

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BURLINGTON, NJ – Burlington County has become a war zone and shooting gallery according to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Riverside Township Police Chief H. David Jaensch.

Today law enforcement officials blamed actors from Camden, Riverside, and Trenton for that rise in shootings across the county.

Bradshaw announced that a recent increase in gun violence in Riverside has prompted an ongoing investigation into the shootings by several law enforcement agencies.

“We will not permit the neighborhoods of Burlington County to be treated as shooting galleries and war zones,” Prosecutor Bradshaw said. “We are committed to apprehending armed, violent offenders who terrorize our towns through their disregard for the safety of innocent residents.”

According to the prosecutor’s office, “The initiative, which has resulted in search warrants being executed in Riverside, Camden and Trenton, stems from recent shootings on Cleveland Avenue and Taylor Street. Two guns have been seized, and multiple suspects have been identified and are being investigated.”

Additional surveillance cameras and license plate readers are being deployed in the township to assist in the effort, Chief Jaensch said.

“Our police department is committed to keeping Riverside a safe community, and gun violence will not be tolerated,” Chief Jaensch said. “We will continue to investigate these incidents until those responsible are charged and held accountable.”

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