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Another Shooting in Asbury Park Has Investigators in Search of Leads on Suspects


FREEHOLD, NJ — For the second time in less than a week, Monmouth County and Asbury Park detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city, this time leaving a male victim critically injured.

At about 1:11 a.m. on Sunday June 3, the Asbury Park Police Department responded to the area of 100 Langford Street after receiving a report of shots fired. While the officers located two vehicles with bullet holes, initially it did not appear that anyone had been struck, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

However, police learned less than one-half hour later an unidentified man with a gunshot wound to the face was brought by a family member to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. It was learned that the victim, who remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, was shot in the area of 100 Langford, authorities said.

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On May 29 at about 4:06 p.m., a similar incident occurred about 1 mile away in the area of 1400 Main Street, where 2017 Nissan Altima was found with a bullet hole in the driver’s side door and a victim was later identified as being struck in the leg by a bullet at that location, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Anyone with information about the 100 Langford incident is urged to contact Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the prosecutor’s office at 1-800-533-7443 or Asbury Park Detective Darrius Davis at 732-774-1300.

Anyone with information on the 1400 Main Street incident should Detective Brian Weisbrot of the of the prosecutor’s office at 1-800-533-7443 or Asbury Park Detective Sean Deshader at 732-774-1300.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.  Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.

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