It was a quiet Tuesday morning, darkness still prevailing, at the West Deptford Police Department.
Of the four officers on duty, three were out on calls. A fourth, the supervisor, had just walked into the office. It was 4 a.m.
Five minutes later, someone in a dark sedan pulled up, aiming a high-caliber weapon at the police building. Gunfire erupted. The supervisor ducked.
Five bullets barreled into the white, key-fobbed outside door that officers use to enter. Another pierced the deputy chief's office window. A seventh struck the building's brick wall.
When it was over, the car had fled, and police were investigating who had targeted their building - the first such event that the chief, deputy chief and another officer, each with more than 20 years experience, could recall.