Glen Rock park remains closed after man shot on basketball court near kids baseball game

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
New Jersey park remains closed after shooting on basketball court
Anthony Johnson reports on the shooting at a park in Glen Rock, New Jersey.

GLEN ROCK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A park in Glen Rock remains closed Wednesday after a basketball game ended with gunfire on Tuesday night.

Authorities say a large crowd was gathered on the outdoor courts at Wilde Memorial Park when there was a disturbance and a man was shot.

The 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital and released.

Several Glen Rock students and their families were at the park for baseball games and witnessed the shooting.

Superintendent Brett Charleston said they are grateful that no students, parents, staff members or other members of the school community were harmed.

Charleston said school counselors and members of the crisis management team will be readily available at all schools for anyone who may need support or counseling.

Glen Rock is a peaceful Bergen County community where crime is relatively low. The shooting happened across the street from the police department and city hall.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BCPO Tip Line at 201-226-5532.

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