Mystery over shots fired at historic NJ church

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.



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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in northern New Jersey are trying to figure out why someone fired shots into a church at the site of a Revolutionary War battle.

Ridgewood officials tell The Record (http://bit.ly/13GGazj) that rounds were fired at The Old Paramus Reformed Church over the weekend.

Some hit a stained glass window, one left a hole in a brick wall and at least 30 rounds were shot into the church before Sunday's service. There were no injuries.

Officials say there were no threats reported against the church or its pastor.

The current building opened in 1800.

A previous church on the property was built in 1735 and was the site of a 1780 attack by British soldiers on colonial troops staying there.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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