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Franklin Township: Police Investigating Shooting in Somerset Section of Town

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - An investigation into a shooting that occurred in the Somerset section of town in the area of Fuller Street is being investigated, according to law enforcement officials. 

"At approximately 3:35 p.m., [yesterday] multiple 9-1-1 calls were received by the Franklin Township Police Department reporting gunshots fired in the area of Fuller Street in Franklin Township," Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement

Responding officers located a 29-year-old New Brunswick male outside a Fuller Street residence, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower extremity, according to a release from law enforcement officials.  

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The victim was given medical aid by officers and transported to a local trauma center for emergency medical treatment, according to police. 

"Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation," Robertson said in a statement. "The investigation thus far has revealed that this was an isolated incident and detectives are trying to determine the motive."

Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts request that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department (732) 873-5533 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. 

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information comes in. 

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