UNION, NJ – Union police officers responding to a call of shots fired in the area of Walker and William street on Friday evening immediately located a victim, a male from Maplewood, who was found in the rear of 1692 Walker Avenue. The victim was shot and bleeding. He was taken to University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. His identify has not yet been released.
Four shell casings were recovered from the scene. During the initial canvass by police, a resident reported seeing a silver Pontiac flee the area just after the shooting. A person of interest was brought to police headquarters for an interview, but was later released without charges.
The Union County Sheriff’s Crime Scene and Ballistics Units responded to the scene for processing. A secondary canvass of the area revealed a silver Pontiac Sunfire parked, running and unoccupied on Walker Avenue blocking the driveway of the cut through in Mill Run. The vehicle was towed to police headquarters for processing. The investigation is continuing.