A dozen law enforcement agencies assisted Pleasantville police on Wednesday after two shooting incidents within less than 90 minutes required more manpower.
At about 5 p.m., police received a call for shots fired in the 800 block of West Ashland Avenue. Two houses and a vehicle had been hit by bullets, Capt. Sean Riggin said.
Witnesses told police they saw two males run from the scene, according to the report. A mutual aid K-9 unit helped in a track, but no suspects were found.
At about 6:20 p.m., while still investigating the first shooting, police got a second call of a shooting involving two vehicles near the intersection of Ryon and Clematis avenues, Riggin said. There was damage to two homes there.
Witnesses told police there was a red vehicle and a black vehicle involved, according to the report.
Two hours later, officers found a maroon car with bullet damage in a dirt alley behind the 1400 block of South Broad Street.
With help from mutual aid officers, they cordoned off the area and detained two males, were wree later released, Riggin said.
Aid came from Atlantic City, Brigantine, Margate, Longport, Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor Township, Northfield, Linwood, Somers Point, Ocean City and the Atlantic County Sheriffs Office.
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call police at 609-641-6100 or Crime Stoppers at 609-625-1234.