Gunshots rang out in downtown Newark during a confrontation between two groups of people early Saturday, police said.

Detectives are still investigating but are not aware of anyone who was injured, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

The incident happened just after 1 a.m. near the intersection of West Main Street and New London Road.

Rubin said the initial investigation showed the confrontation happened on West Main Street. A car belonging to one of the people involved was damaged.

“Gunshots were reported to have been fired during the confrontation; however, no victims have been located,” Rubin said.

Police detained an unspecified number of people who were inside a vehicle in a nearby parking lot, but no arrests have been made.

Detectives are continuing to interview the people detained as well as other witnesses and are reviewing surveillance footage from the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Alex Whitt at 302-366-7100, ext. 3483, or

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