Dropped gun went off during night recreation at Atlantic City school

Police are investigating after a handgun went off during a recreational youth basketball game inside an Atlantic City school Thursday night.
No injuries were reported.
Police were called to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex just before 9 p.m. after an unknown juvenile dropped a handgun on the ground, causing it to discharge.
As people ran from the gymnasium, an officer who was already on scene responded to the commotion, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. A handgun was found on the floor.
Detectives of the Street Crimes Unit are investigating the incident and trying to identify the juvenile.
The players at the time were 16 and 17 years old, a source told BreakingAC.
Superintendent Barry Caldwell did not respond to requests for comment.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.

NOTE: This story was originally posted at 10 p.m. June 13. It has been updated to include more details.

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