SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of an unnamed person that occurred in the area of Barker Road on Wednesday, July 17. 

"On July 17, 2019, at approximately 5:29 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was received reporting that an individual had suffered from a gunshot wound in the area of Barker Road," Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a news release. 

Police found the unidentified victim with a gunshot wound. The individual was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  

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FTPD and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes/Crime Scene Investigations Unit detectives responded to the scene, to conduct an investigation. 

Police are also investigating shots being fired on King Road. Earlier this month  Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. increased the reward money to anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individual or individuals responsible for the homicide of David D. Anderson.

Police are also still investigating the shooting death of Dominic J. Frederick, 25, of Franklin Township, who was found unconscious behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a Foxwood Drive home in late May.

Editor's Note: TAPinto has reached out to SCPO to learn why the victim's name was withheld. 

Robertson requests anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS(8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.           

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