Middlesex County News

Night of Violence Leaves 1 Dead in New Brunswick

Credits: New Brunswick Police Department

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — An attempted robbery turned deadly early this morning on Hamilton Street.

Two or three men approached an individual, whose identity has yet to be released, around 2:30 a.m. between Woodbridge and Bridge streets. They “demanded personal property,” according to a crime alert, which caused a “physical altercation” to break out.

The robbers assaulted the victim with a “sharp object.”

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Emergency responders arrived on scene and treated the victim. But he later died from his injuries, according to police.

Descriptions of the suspects were not included in the news blast. A phone call to the New Brunswick Police Department’s spokesperson was not immediately returned.

The slaying occurred little more than an hour after a shooting at the intersection of Church and Spring streets.

Around 1:20 a.m., two people sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to police. They were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available.

None of the victims in either incident appear to be affiliated with Rutgers University, according to police.

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