Cops in Absecon are investigating the circumstances behind shots being fired early this morning in one neighborhood.

According to the Absecon Police Department, their officers responded to the area of South Shore Road and Dr. Ruppert Drive (East Illinois Avenue) just after 1:30 early Friday morning for a shots-fired call.

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They say cops at the scene located evidence, "confirming a firearm had been discharged in the area."

No other information was provided in a press release Friday afternoon, except to say that the incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Absecon Police Department.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at (609) 641-0667. Anonymous tips can be reported to Atlantic County Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 658-8477.

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