Stories like this are the perfect illustration of how draconian gun laws in New Jersey do nothing to deter bad people from getting guns.
Five people were shot late Friday night when gunmen opened fire on a city bar, shattering the glass front door and side window, police confirmed Saturday.
The shooting occurred at about 11:45 p.m. at Sports in the City Food & Lounge in Bloomfield when multiple gunmen starting shooting into the bar from the street, according to city Police Director Sam DeMaio.
Police said three different guns were used in the shooting, according to shell casings from the scene, but they did not know how many shots were fired.
According to DeMaio, approximately 30 people had gathered in the establishment for a party when the gunmen stormed in and shot five people. Those injured were transported to University Hospital in Newark with non-life-threatening injuries. Witnesses told police the gunmen fled the scene and took off down First Avenue into Newark.
“I thought it was fireworks,” said Marcia Pires, who resides across from the establishment.
“It’s unsettling,” said Troy Davis, the owner of the Juke Joint located just next door to the bar. “I always have my children in here playing.”
The Essex County Crime Stoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the shooting. Citizens are encouraged to call 973-680-4090 with any information.